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Confederate (CSV)


John Harris Mitchell

(1833 - 1895)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a prosperous 27 year old farmer near Zebulon in Pike County, GA. He enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company A, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA. He was wounded at Sewell Mountain, VA (now WV) on 26 September 1861 and was absent, recovering into December. He was promoted to Captain on 1 February 1862 and wounded again, at Cold Harbor, VA on 27 June, by a gunshot which broke his right leg.

On the Campaign

He led his Company in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned on 25 September 1862 (accepted 7 October 1862) at Williamsport, VA due to disability from his Cold Harbor wound.

After the War

By 1880 he was back farming at Zebulon, GA.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His presence at Sharpsburg in a November 1862 letter by Pvt W F Pope's stepmother. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Rebecca Williams Wells (1837-1914) in December 1854 and they had 10 children by 1880.


05/05/1833; Pike County, GA


02/02/1895; Zebulon, GA; burial in Eastview Cemetery, Zebulon, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27692]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27693]