George Washington Samandal Bell, Company E, Oakland Rifles, 29th Mississippi Infantry

I have two cousins who fought and died at Franklin:

1. PVT George W(ashington) Samandal Bell, Company “E” Oakland Rifles, 29th Miss. Inf

99% certain killed at Franklin. Co. E, 29th Mississippi was in BG William F. Brantley’s Brigade of MG Edward Johnson’s Division, LTG Stephen D. Lee’s Corps at Battle of Franklin. John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee.

He was present for the battle, and never returned home, Company “E” was “virtually” wiped out according to records.

2. PVT Leftrick Reynolds Powell, Company “F” Eleventh Tennessee Inf. Regiment was either killed at Franklin or mortally wounded. Is buried in an unmarked grave near Cedar Hill between Nashville and Adams, TN.

Both of these men are direct descendants (as am I) of John Bell, Sr. who’s family is the focus of the famous “Legend of the Bell Witch.”

Leftrick (I have also seen it as “Leftwich”) was Elizabeth “Betsy” Bell and Richard P. Powell’s son, and Samandal as he was known in the family was Jesse Bell’s son

Submitted by John C. Cox
jay_b_good@msn.com

John C. Cox
805 Choctaw Drive
Laurel, MS 39440
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One Response to George Washington Samandal Bell, Company E, Oakland Rifles, 29th Mississippi Infantry

  1. Terry Biley says:

    My name is Terry Bailey. Two of my gggrandfathers served in Co. F of the 29th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Hayman Morris Bailey was severly wounded at Resaca. Woodson Carroll Hallum survived the Battle of Franklin. By February of 1865 Hallum back home in Calhoun County [Big Creek], Mississipp[. Hayman M. Bailey died ten years after the war. Woodson Hallum lived until 1923. At the time of his death he was known as Uncle Wood Hallum. Wood had taken the Bailey family into his care. Both are buried in the Old Tabernacal Cemetery near the Campground community of Calhoun County.

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