Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
January 09, 1856 at Shelbyville, KY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Shelbyville, KY
08, 1919 at the age of 62
The Medal of Honor During the Philippine Insurrection For
heroism on September 09, 1899 at Porac, Luzon, Philippine
From the spring
of 1898 until early the following year, most battles in the
Philippine Islands were sporadic ambushes of small American
patrols in the jungles, as the U.S. Army sought to root out the
rebel forces of Emilio Aguinaldo. Colonel James Franklin Bell was
leading the 36th Infantry near in an engagement with Filipino
insurgent forces at Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands on September
9, 1899. Advancing at the head of his regiment and under fire from
enemy forces in a concealed bamboo thicket, with Lieutenant
Colonel William Grove at his side he courageously charged seven
enemy. The two officers, armed only with pistols, forced the enemy
captain and two privates to quickly surrender. Both Colonel Bell
and Lieutenant Colonel Grove received Medals of Honor in this