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Federal (USV)


Peter M.T. Mitchell

(c. 1826 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 78th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enrolled at age 35 at Suspension Bridge, NY, to serve three years, and mustered in as Captain, Company I, 78th New York Infantry on 12 April 1862.
Company I of the 78th was raised in Niagara county, by Captain Peter M. T. Mitchell, of Suspension Bridge, and most of the men were from the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Commissioned Captain 30 June 1862, with rank from 12 April 1862, original. The quote above from History of Niagara county, N. Y., with Illustrations ... (1878). His name is on the Town of Niagara Civil War Monument in Niagara Falls, NY.

Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1901 (Serial No. 29), pp. 732 - 789  [AotW citation 15416]

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