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 Robert Byington Mitchell

Robert Byington Mitchell

Birth
Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Jan 1882 (aged 58)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 1023
Memorial ID 6520 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was treasurer of the Kansas Territory when appointed Colonel of the 2nd Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded at the Battle of Wilson's Creek and after recovering was commissioned Brigadier General by President Abraham Lincoln in April, 1862. He commanded the 9th Division, III Corps at Perryville, Kentucky and later served in Washington D.C. for court martial duty. For the remainder of the war he commanded the District of Nebraska, then the District of North Kansas and finally the District of Kansas. After the war, he served as Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1866 to 1869.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Byington Mitchell (4 Apr 1823–26 Jan 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6520, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .