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Federal (USV)


Barton Warren Mitchell

(1816 - 1868)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 45 year old railroad man from Putnam County, he enlisted as Private 12 September 1861 in Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He and Sgt. John Bloss found the lost copy of General Lee's Special Orders No. 191 in a field near Frederick, MD on 13 September 1862. He was wounded in the left calf in action at Antietam on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He returned to his unit on 11 April 1863 and was in action at Gettysburg, PA. He was detached to the Ambulance Corps on 22 September 1863, reduced to Private at his own request. He returned to his Company 15 July 1864 and was mustered out with them on 1 September 1864 at Indianapolis, IN.

After the War

He lived in Hartsville, IN and operated a sawmill.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/17/1816; Preble County, OH


01/29/1868 Hartsville, IN; burial in Hartsville Baptist Cemetery, Hartsville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 598  [AotW citation 18349]