BMG  ★  Mitchell, John Grant

John Grant Mitchell
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Born: November 6, 1838

Birthplace: Piqua, Ohio

Father: Judge Moses Grant Mitchell 1798 – 1870
(Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio)​

Mother: Elizabeth McCullough 1800 – 1865
(Buried: Johnston Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio)​

Wife: Laura Arabella Platt 1842 – 1916
(Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio)​

Children:

Elizabeth “Lily” Mitchell Heyl 1864 – 1956​
(Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio)​
Fanny Mitchell Wall 1869 – 1893​
(Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio)​
Jean Andrews Mitchell Monsarrat 1871 – 1944​
(Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio)​
John Grant Mitchell Jr. 1874 – 1957​
(Buried: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio)​

Education:

1859: Graduated from Kenyon College​

Occupation before War:

1859 – 1861: Studied law in Columbus, Ohio​

Civil War Career:

1861: Enlisted as Private in 1st​ Ohio Reserves Battalion​
1861: 1st​ Lt. and Adjutant for 3rd​ Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861: Reenlisted in the Union Army for a three-year term​
1861 – 1862: Captain in 3rd​ Ohio Infantry Regiment​
Participated in Ormsby Mitchel’s Campaign in Tennessee, & Alabama​
1862: Helped raise and recruit 113th​ Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 113th​ Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1863 – 1865: Colonel of 113th​ Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1863: Served in the Tullahoma Campaign​
1863: Brigade Commander during Battle of Chickamauga​
1863: Supported Sherman’s assault Column at Missionary Ridge​
1863: Served in the Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee​
1864: Led the Advance on Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia​
1864: His regiment suffered at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia​
1864: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Dallas, Georgia​
1864: Brigade Commander at Battle of New Hope Church​
1864: Served in the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee​
1865: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Participated in the Carolina’s Campaign​
1865: Served in the Battle of Averasborough, North Carolina​
1865: Served in the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina​
1865: Present at the surrender of General Joseph Johnston​
1865: Led his men in the Grand Review of Armies in Washington, D.C.​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry in the War​
1865: Resigned from Union Army on July 3rd​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Columbus, Ohio​
Register of Bankruptcy in Columbus, Ohio​
President of Columbus, Ohio City Council​
Ohio State Pension Commissioner​

Died: November 7, 1894

Place of Death: Columbus, Ohio

Cause of Death: uremia and chronic cystitis

Age at time of Death: 56 years old

Burial Place: Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio
 
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