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Theodore Mitchell

  • Birth 5 May 1835 Tarentum, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 2 Mar 1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section: 21. Lot: 45. Grave: 06.
  • Memorial ID 6141381

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for service during the Civil War. Served in Company C, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, enlisting as a Private in Pittsburgh on August 1,1861. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the final Union Army assaults on Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Capture of the flag of the Tennessee Brigade (C.S.A.)". He was promoted to corporal for his deed. His Medal was awarded to him on May 10, 1865. He was one of eight 61st Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, Corporal Joseph Fisher, Corporal John C. Matthews, Private Milton Matthews, Captain George W. Mindil, Major Robert L. Orr, and Sergeant Sylvester D. Rhodes).(Additional information by Russ Dodge)

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  • Added: 29 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6141381
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Mitchell (5 May 1835–2 Mar 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6141381, citing Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .