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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1897

Vol. IV

(Born Mich.)

George E. Mitchell

(Ap'd Mich.)


(George Edward Mitchell)

Born Saginaw, MI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 21, 1893 to June 11, 1897, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, June 11, 1897)

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, June 29, 1897)

 p627  Served: At Fort Apache, Oct. 1, 1897 to Oct. 1, 1898; Camp Forse,º Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 5 to Dec. 8, 1898; Macon, Ga., Dec. 10, 1898 to Jan. 20, 1899. — Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba, Jan. 25, 1899 to –––––; Squadron Quartermaster from Jan. 10, 1899 to –––––; at U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Instructor in Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Instructor in Mathematics at West Point, N. Y., from Aug. 31, 1899 to Aug. 31, 1902; at University of Vermont, as Instructor of Military Science, from Sept. 30, 1902 to June 30, 1903.

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

(Captain, 13th Cavalry, April 17, 1903)

— With regiment, from Oct. 30, 1903 to –––––; in the Philippine Islands, from Oct. 30, 1903 to July 15, 1905; at Fort Sill, O. T., Aug. 25, 1905 to June 15, 1907; on march to and at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., from June 15, 1907 to –––––.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Edward Mitchell, Born Dec. 29, 1875.)

Military History. —

Captain, 13th Cavalry, April 17, 1903.

En route to and at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., June 15, 1907, to June 30, 1912; student officer and Instructor, Army Service School, 1908 to 1912;

(Assigned to 14th Cavalry, July 1, 1912)

in Big Bend District, Texas, with regiment, August, 1912, to Dec. 25, 1913;

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, Jan. 1, 1914)

in Philippines with regiment, February, 1914, to February, 1916; with Punitive Expedition into Mexico and on Mexican border, with 6th Cavalry, March, 1916, to

(Major, 6th Cavalry, Aug. 27, 1916)

June, 1917;

(Major, Signal Corps, By Detail, June 8, 1917)

at Camp Alfred Vail, N. J., commanding Signal Officers' Training Camp, July to

(Colonel, Temporary, Signal Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

September, 1917; en route to and on duty with American Expeditionary Forces in France, September, 1917, to September, 1918; detailed on General Staff, A. E. F., October, 1917; at General Hdqrs., A. E. F., Chaumont, France, with 5th Section (Training Section), General Staff, October, 1917 to September, 1918; at Washington, D. C., War Plans Division, General Staff, September, 1918, to ––––

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Temporary, Signal Corps, Aug. 5, 1917,

(Relieved from Detail in Signal Corps, Sept. 5, 1917.)

At Chaumont, France, member American Expeditionary Forces, General Staff, Sept., 1917, to Sept., 1918; at Washington, D. C., with War Plans Division, General Staff, Sept., 1918, to

Lieutenant-Colonel of Cavalry, June 30, 1920.

Returned to Grade of Lieutenant-Colonel, June 30, 1920.

Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1920.

Sept., 1920; on recruiting duty to Jan., 1921; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Cavalry, to Oct. 15, 1923.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 15, 1923,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Officer of the Legion of Honor.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Oct. 15, 1923.

Died, May 9, 1935, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 59.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1935.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Mitchell's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Col. Mitchell's burial place is from his AOG obituary.

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