Capt John C. Mitchel

Capt John C. Mitchel

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Death 20 Jul 1864
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Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 11754497 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Officer. John C. Mitchell was commissioned into the 1st South Carolina Light Artillery at the rank of Captain and was assigned to Company B (a transfer to Company I occurred at a later date). On the 20th day of July 1864, this gallant officer was mortally wounded upon the rampart of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. He was the commanding officer of this stalwart garrison at the time and when he came to the realization that the wound would end his life, he expressed his last thoughts; "I willingly give my life to South Carolina…" He was 26 years old.


Interesting note... The granite that surrounds his grave site resembles the outline of Fort Sumter. It was erected by his comrades in 1878.




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  • Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 15 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11754497
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John C. Mitchel (unknown–20 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11754497, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Stonewall (contributor 46536634) .