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Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel
Birth: Jul. 20, 1805
Death: Oct. 30, 1862

Civil War Union Major General. Born in Morganfield, Kentucky, at the start of the Civil War he was chief engineer of the Ohio and Mississippi railroad, when appointed Brigadier General of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He commanded a brigade in the Army of the Potomac, through campaigns of Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. Due to his railroad knowledge, he was in change of the raids on Confederate rail lines and is noted for ordering the Andrews Raids in April 1862, best known as the "Great Locomotive Chase". For these services, he was promoted Major General in command of the Department of the South Carolina and served until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Louisa Clark Mitchel (____ - 1861)*
 
 Children:
  Edwin William Mitchel (1838 - 1873)*
  Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1843 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Yellow Fever
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 149, Plot 13045
 
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Record added: Mar 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4767
Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel
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Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel
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Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel
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