A life-long interest in the Civil War eventually led Michael Bell to focus on the history of the 11th Corps of the Army of the Potomac, including its ancestry in the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1862 and as the 1st Corps of Pope’s Army of Virginia. Bell is a collateral descendant of five Union soldiers (none of whom served in the 11th Corps), while numerous cousins served as officers and soldiers in blue and gray, sometimes fighting on opposite sides in the same battle. He is a member of the American Historical Association; in addition, he is licensed to teach social studies in Virginia secondary schools. Bell resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Top Posts & Pages
- 14,978 hits
- 1st Bull Run 1st Corps 2nd Bull Run 8th New York 41st New York 45th New York 54th New York 74th Pennsylvania 75th Pennsylvania Army of the Potomac Army of Virginia battlefield preservation Blenker Blocher's Knoll Bohlen Cemetery Hill Chancellorsville Charleston Chinn's Ridge Compendium Cross Keys Culp's Meadow CVBT DeKalb Zouaves Dobke Early East Cemetery Hill Ewell Fauquier Sulphur Springs Folly Island Forty-Eighters Freedmen's Bureau Freeman's Ford Fremont Gettysburg Gettysburg Magazine Howard Hungarian irsch Iverson Jackson James Island Joseph E. Snyder Kelly's Ford Kozlay Lincoln McLean Farm Miscellany Mummasburg Road New York Times NPS Soldiers and Sailors database Oak Hill Pennsylvania College Pope Rappahannock Station Remington Robert Russell; 66th Ohio Infantry; Luray Rosecrans Schimmelfennig Schurz Sigel South Carolina Stafford Stahel Stonewall Jackson Strasburg Sulphur Springs Trimble Upperville von Amsberg Von Gilsa von Steinwehr Waterloo Bridge