The LOUIS BELL Camp, No. 5, Sons of Veterans, of Farmington, New Hampshire, was mustered in with 33 members. Officers from Dover, NH had driven up in autos, but had arrived later than expected, preventing many more potential members from being mustered in until a later date.
The Farmington News, in their 6 July 1906 issue, posted the following elected officers (though a couple of names were left out from an earlier article about their camp organization):
Frank J Smith (son of George H, 3rd NH, 13th NH, & 1st NH Cav)
Ulysses S Knox (son of Simeon P, Co E, 1st ME Hvy Art)
Charles E Ayers (son of John O, Co G, 10th NH)
Hollis B Pearl (son of Rufus K, Band & Co D, 5th NH)
Edward F Card (son of George V., Co C, 13th NH)
John E Pike (son of Edwin E, gr-son of John C, Co I, 15th NH)
Frank E Webber
Frank Dame (son of Albert W., Co K, 11th NH)
Nelson H Mathews (son of J. Frank)
Everett N. Noyes (son of Charles F, gr-son of William A.F., 11th MA)
Charles Drew (son of Charles G)
Horace Dudley (son of Charles C, Co G, 6th NH)
Howard R Hadlock (son of Charles H, Co F 50th MA)
Edwin E Pike (see above under son John)
This town had previously been home to a Camp of this same name in the 1880-90's, then No. 15, but had disbanded.
The camp was named for Louis Bell, who was a lawyer living in Farmington at the time the war began, and had served first as Captain of Co A, 1st NH Infantry, then later became colonel of the 4th New Hampshire Infantry. He died, on 16 Jan 1865, of wounds received at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, and is buried in Chester, NH.
There was also a GAR Post (Louis Bell Post, No. 3) in Manchester, NH named in honor of him.
Farmington News, June 1st, 1906 [camp being organized]
Farmington News, July 6th, 1906 ["A New Organization"]