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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Ormsby M. Mitchel​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Preble, Me., and at Hart Island, N. Y., Oct., 1865; as Adjutant, 17th Infantry, Oct. 29, 1865, to Dec. 31, 1866; in garrison at Hart Island, N. Y., Oct., 1865, to Apr., 1866; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of Central District of Texas, May to Oct., 1866, — and at Galveston, Tex., Oct., 1866, to Jan., 1867; on leave of absence, Jan. 7 to Apr. 7, 1867; as Aide-de‑Camp to Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bvt. Maj.‑General Canby, Apr. 12, 1867, to July 3,

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Aug. 19, 1867)

1868, at Headquarters, Department of Washington, to Aug. 30, 1867,  p41 and Second Military District, to July 3, 1868; in garrison at Ft. Delaware, Del., to Feb., 1869, — Ft. Wayne, Mich., to Feb., 1870, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., to Oct., 1870 (leave of absence, June 15 to July 31, 1870), — Ft. Washington, Md., to Feb., 1871, — and Ft. Whipple, Va., on Signal duty, to June 17, 1871; and on leave of absence, to Nov. 30, 1871.

Resigned, Nov. 30, 1871.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Detroit, Mich., 18–––.

Died, May 27, 1875, at Paris, France: Aged 32.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.O. McKnight Mitchel, U. S. Volunteers, who was graduated with the class of 1829 (No. 555).

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