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John Grant Mitchell was born on November 6, 1838 in Piqua, OH. Mitchell graduated from Kenyon College in 1859 and studied law in Columbus, OH. He enlisted in August 1, 1861 to fight for the Union and was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 113th Ohio Infantry on September 2, 1862. On January 12, 1865, Mitchell was promoted to brigadier general and after halting Confederate advances in March of the same year, he was promoted to major general. Mitchell resigned from the military on July 3, 1865 and resumed his law practice in Columbus. He died on November 7, 1894 and is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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John Grant Mitchell was born on November 6, 1838 in Piqua, OH. Mitchell graduated from Kenyon College in 1859 and studied law in Columbus, OH. He enlisted in August 1, 1861 to fight for the Union and was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 113th Ohio Infantry on September 2, 1862. On January 12, 1865, Mitchell was promoted to brigadier general and after halting Confederate advances in March of the same year, he was promoted to major general. Mitchell resigned from the military on July 3, 1865 and resumed his law practice in Columbus. He died on November 7, 1894 and is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Book or Book Chapter
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American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [6 volumes]: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection
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Spencer C. Tucker
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ABC-CLIO
Year: 
2013
Start Page: 
1305
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1305
ISBN: 
1851096825, 9781851096824
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John G Mitchell in the 1870 United States Federal Census
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John Grant Mitchell
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John G . Mitchell in the Ohio, Soldier Grave Registrations, 1804-1958
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