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Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel

  • Birth 20 Jul 1805 Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 30 Oct 1862 Port Royal, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 149, Plot 13045
  • Memorial ID 4767

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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  • Added: 17 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4767
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (20 Jul 1805–30 Oct 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4767, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .