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GENERAL TYREE HARRIS BELL, CSA
VITAL STATISTICS
BORN: 1815 in Covington, KY.
DIED: 1902 in New Orleans, LA.
CAMPAIGNS: Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond, Perryville, Stone's River,
Brice's Cross Road, and Selma.
HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Brigadier General.
BIOGRAPHY
Tyree Harris Bell was born on September 5, 1815, in Covington, Kentucky. He grew up on his family's Tennessee plantation, and later began a plantation of his own. He was an ardent Confederate supporter, and recruited a company for the 12th Tennessee Infantry early in 1861. Elected captain of the company, he soon advanced to become lieutenant colonel of the 12th Tennessee. Bell led troops at the Battles of Belmont (Missouri) and Shiloh, then took part in the Battle of Richmond (Kentucky). Transferred to cavalry command, he participated in the Battles of Perryville and Stone's River. Maj. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest recruited Bell when the general was organizing an independent command in West Tennessee and northern Mississippi in 1863. Bell served with Forrest until the end of the war. Initially, Bell served as a recruiting and conscript officer. He was eventually given command of a brigade, although he was not commissioned a brigadier general until February 28, 1865. He received the commission as a result of his service in the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, his work with various Tennessee campaigns and in his leadership and combat in Mississippi. After being defeated around Selma, Alabama; Maj. Gen. Forest's troops and officers, including Bell, were surrendered. After the Civil War, Bell moved to Fresno, California, and became a farmer. While traveling through New Orleans, he died, on September 1, 1902.

Tyree Harris Bell was born on September 5, 1815, in Covington, Kentucky. He grew up on his family's Tennessee plantation, and later began a plantation of his own. He was an ardent Confederate supporter, and recruited a company for the 12th Tennessee Infantry early in 1861. Elected captain of the company, he soon advanced to become lieutenant colonel of the 12th Tennessee. Bell led troops at the Battles of Belmont (Missouri) and Shiloh, then took part in the Battle of Richmond (Kentucky). Transferred to cavalry command, he participated in the Battles of Perryville and Stone's River. Maj. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest recruited Bell when the general was organizing an independent command in West Tennessee and northern Mississippi in 1863. Bell served with Forrest until the end of the war. Initially, Bell served as a recruiting and conscript officer. He was eventually given command of a brigade, although he was not commissioned a brigadier general until February 28, 1865. He received the commission as a result of his service in the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, his work with various Tennessee campaigns and in his leadership and combat in Mississippi. After being defeated around Selma, Alabama; Maj. Gen. Forest's troops and officers, including Bell, were surrendered. After the Civil War, Bell moved to Fresno, California, and became a farmer. While traveling through New Orleans, he died, on September 1, 1902.