Contributed by: Joshua Waller
-North Carolina Troops: a Roster, 1861-1865 By Louis Manarin and Weymouth T. Jordan; -Vol. III, page 103; Josiah Bell, Co. D, 1st Btn NC Local Defense Troops Bell, Josiah Private: enlisted at Cowards's Bridge, Lenoir-Pitt Counties June 18, 1863, for the war, Present or accounted for until transferred to Co. D, 67th Reg NC Troops on January 18, 1864 -Vol. XV, pages 449-450; Josiah Bell, Co D, 67th Regt. Bell, Josiah, Private, Previously served as a Private in Co. D, 1st Battalion NC Local Defense Troops. Transferred to this company on January 18, 1864. Reported present or accounted for through February 29, 1864. Killed at Cobb's Mill, near Kinston, June 21, 1864. [Records of the United Daughter of the Confederacy indicate that he was a member of the "secret service"] -North Carolina Troops: 1861-1865: 67th Regiment NC Troops, pg 416 History: "On the night of June 21, 1864, a force of more than 800 Federal infantry and cavalrymen commanded by Col. Peter J. Claasen surprised Capt. Daniel A. Cogdell's Company (D) of the 67th, which was on outpost duty with the Company C of the 6th Regiment N.C. Cavalry at Cobb's Mill (on Southwest Creek about three and one-half miles below Kinston). The Daily Confederate reported that the enemy force was "piloted through the woods to the rear of our outposts...by a deserter...we got decidedly the worst of the engagement, and from all accounts, it was a botched affair on our side." Three members of Company D were killed, one mortally wounded, and sixteen captured. site(Official records (army), ser. 1, 40(pt. 1):217:218, 814-816; Daily Confederate(Raliegh), June 25, 1864; The Tarboro Southerner, June 25, 1864. The Daily Confederate also reported that three men were killed and one wounded in Company C, 6th Cavalry. See also file of Col. George N. Folk, 65th Regiment N.C. Troops(6th Regt. NC Cavalry), Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from the State of North Carolina, (M270), reel 40; Official Records (Army), ser. 1, 40 (pt. 2):371-372, 420, 40 (pt. 3):30, 143 -a note owned by another Bell Descendant, supposedly from James H. Bell said Josiah died in the Civil War. -State Auditor, 1885 Pension Act without finding Josiah Bell -State Auditor, 1901 Pension Act without finding Josiah Bell. -National Archives could not find record of Josiah Bell, except for a Josiah M. Bell from Co. H., 67th NC, died at Point Lookout MD Prison Camp.