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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

Alexander M. Mitchell

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1835‑36, — New Orleans,

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Mar. 16, 1836)

La., 1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836, being engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, — Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836, — and Combat of Thlonotosassa, Apr. 27, 1836.

Resigned, Mar. 25, 1837.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1837‑38. Chief Engineer of Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, 1838, — and of the Territory of Wisconsin, 1839‑40. Counselor at Law, Cincinnati, O., 1841‑46.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being

(Colonel, 1st Ohio Volunteers, June 23, 1846)

engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21, 1846, where he was severely wounded, — and as Military Governor of Monterey, Apr.‑June, 1847.

Disbanded, June 23, 1847.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Cincinnati, O., 1847‑49. U. S. Marshal of the Territory of Minnesota, 1849‑51.

Died, Feb. 28, 1861, at St. Joseph's, Mo.: Aged 48.

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