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Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel
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- Bling Blinky of Texas
 Added: Jan. 17, 2015

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 8, 2014

- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Jul. 20, 2014

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Oct. 30, 2013

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 5, 2012
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid for our freedom. God bless you for your gallant defense of our Union and for preserving it from those who would have destroyed it.
- Sharon
 Added: Oct. 30, 2012

- J.A. & D.S.
 Added: Jul. 20, 2012
I light a candle for Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Sep. 11, 2011
ORMSBY MCKNIGHT MITCHEL Mitchel, Ormsby M., major-general, was born in Morganfield, Ky., Aug. 28, 1810. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1829, served as assistant professor of mathematics at West Point for two years, and was then on garrison duty until Sept. 30, 1832, when he resigned. He was in that year admitted to the bar, practiced two years in Cincinnati, was chief engineer of the Little Miami railroad, 1836-37, and professor of mathematics, astronomy and philosophy at Cincinnati college, 1834-44. He raised almost all the money for the establishment of an observatory at Cincinnati, which was the first of the larger observatories to be built in the United States and in 1843 the corner-stone of the pier for the great telescope was laid by John Quincy Adams. Prof. Mitchel lectured extensively throughout the United States from 1842 to 1848; was adjutant-general of the state of Ohio, 1841-48; chief engineer of the Ohio & Mississippi railroad, 1848-49, and again in 1852-53, and was director of the Dudley observatory at Albany, N. Y., in 1859-61. He invented a number of valuable mechanical devices for use in astronomy, and gained great distinction in his profession. He was commissioned brigadier- general of volunteers, Aug. 9, 1861, and at first reported to Gen. McClellan, who assigned him the command of Gen. William B. Franklin's brigade in the Army of the Potomac; but at the request of the citizens of Cincinnati he was transferred to that city and commanded the Department of the Ohio from Sept. 19 to Nov. 13 1861. He served with the Army of the Ohio during the campaigns of the winter of 1861-62 in Tennessee and northern Alabama, took part in the occupation of Bowling Green, Ky., Nashville, Tenn., the march to Huntsville, Ala., in the action near Bridgeport, Ala., April 30, 1862, and was promoted major-general of volunteers to date from April 11, 1862. He took possession of the railroad from Decatur to Stephenson, by which the control of northern Alabama was secured to the Federal authorities. He was anxious to advance into the heart of the South, but was restrained by his superior officer, Gen. Buell, and in consequence of a dispute with Buell he tendered his resignation to the secretary of war and was transferred to the command of the Department of the South, with headquarters at Hilton Head, S. C., Sept. 17, 1862. He died of yellow fever at Hilton Head, Oct. 30, 1862.Source: The Union Army, vol. 8
- Bev
 Added: Sep. 9, 2011

- Tammy
 Added: Jun. 1, 2011
In Loving Memory..
- LaDene
 Added: Dec. 30, 2010
Thank You for Serving!!
- LaDene
 Added: Nov. 10, 2010

 Added: Oct. 30, 2010
Thank you.
- LaDene
 Added: Oct. 30, 2010
In Honor..
- LaDene
 Added: Oct. 29, 2010

- Judy Curnell
 Added: Oct. 17, 2010

- LaDene
 Added: Sep. 27, 2010
Class of 1829
 Added: Sep. 6, 2010
Maj. Gen. Mitchel, being stricken with Yellow fever, was removed to Beaufort, where, it was hoped, he might have greater chances of recovery and better treatment in more comfortable quarters. He, however, fell a victim to the disease on October 30, after receiving every available medical -care, and the kindest nursing at the hands of Mrs. Frances D. Gage, at that time at Beaufort, engaged in the care and education of the freedmen.The flags in the harbor and upon the forts and public departments were all displayed at half-mast, and every demonstration of respect and mourning observed, in honor of the distinguished and lamented commandant of the department. Upon the death of Gen. Mitchel,Gen. Brannan resumed the command.
- Billy Walker
 Added: Jul. 28, 2010
For You..
- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 19, 2010
Happy early Birthday, Sir!! Thank YOU!!
- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 19, 2010
Brave and Courageous!!!
- LaDene
 Added: May. 19, 2010

- JanisCJ
 Added: May. 18, 2010

- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 13, 2010

- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Jan. 25, 2010

- LaDene
 Added: Jan. 16, 2010
Christmas Blessings, sir...
- LaDene
 Added: Dec. 16, 2009
Always remembered, your great, great, great granddaughter.
- Jennifer O'S
 Added: Nov. 25, 2009
Happy Angel Day and Thank you for your service to our Country!
- LaDene
 Added: Oct. 30, 2009

- Republican
 Added: Jul. 20, 2009

- C.L. Panagopulos
 Added: Feb. 7, 2009
Many fine men on both sides died in Civil War.
- A Yank doing Southern Genealogy
 Added: Dec. 4, 2008
Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Oct. 30, 2008

- God Bless You Dear Brave Soldier-Rhonda Sue
 Added: Oct. 30, 2008

 Added: Oct. 30, 2008

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Oct. 30, 2008

- Robert
 Added: Aug. 14, 2008
Rest In Peace
- Lisa Moore Parker
 Added: Jul. 20, 2008

- scarlett82
 Added: Apr. 12, 2008

- Kat
 Added: Oct. 30, 2007
Remembering you today, Sir. Rest in peace and God bless
- Medora
 Added: Oct. 30, 2007
You Are Remembered On Your Demise Anniversary, General Mitchel !
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Oct. 30, 2007

- gaby hayes
 Added: Apr. 12, 2007

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Oct. 30, 2006
Thank you. Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Oct. 30, 2006
In memory.
 Added: Oct. 30, 2006
Maj. Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel was the commander of the Ohio Division of the 2nd, 21st, and 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiments. Mitchel was in charge of the defense of Nashville, Tennessee, with headquarters in the vicinity of Shelbyville. His plan was to advance on Chattanooga with the probability of liberating East Tennessee. He authorized James Andrews' plan to wreak havoc on the Western & Atlantic Railroad.General Mitchel was born in Union County, Kentucky in 1810 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1829. He served as assistant professor of mathematics, philosophy, and astronomy at Cincinnati College. For a time he practiced law and at the time of the Civil War was director of the Dudley Observatory at Albany, New York. Upon entering the army he received a commission as brigadier-general of volunteers. From September to November of 1861 he was the head of the Department of the Ohio and had a division in the Army of the Ohio from December, 1861 to July, 1862. He led a brilliant expedition into Alabama which won him a promotion to major-general of volunteers.In September, 1862 he was placed at the head of the Tenth Army Corps. He died at Hilton Head, South Carolina of yellow fever on October 27, 1862.
- Wren ~ A Member of The Angel's Flower Garden ~
 Added: Jul. 28, 2006

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 20, 2006
In memory.
 Added: Jul. 20, 2006
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