Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Robert Byington Mitchell.

Birth: Apr. 4, 1823, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio.
Death: Jan. 26, 1882, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.

Photo provided by John Griffith.

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.

Authors Note. I would like to thank ( John Griffith ) who allow me to repost his information here which was originally posted at ( Find a Grave.)

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