Person:Charles Mitchell (31)

Charles T. Mitchell
b.24 Jun 1841
  1. Sarah Mitchell1832 - 1916
  2. William Morton Mitchell1834 - 1909
  3. Caroline Mitchell1836 - 1900
  4. Hannah Ellen Mitchell1837 - 1887
  5. Adolphus Origen Mitchell1839 - 1898
  6. Charles T. Mitchell1841 - 1862
  7. Mary E Mitchell1843 - 1917
  8. Henry E Mitchell1844 - 1867
  9. Moses D Mitchell1847 - 1926
  10. Albert Mitchell1849 - 1897
  11. Anna P Mitchell1850 - 1931
  12. Evangeline M Mitchell1854 - 1932
Facts and Events
Name Charles T. Mitchell
Gender Male
Birth? 24 Jun 1841
Military[1] 21 Apr 1861 Indiana, United StatesEnlisted, 8th Indiana Infantry (Civil War)/Company A
Military[1] 1862 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United StatesRe-enlisted, 19th Indiana Light Artillery (Civil War)
Death? 15 Oct 1862 Perryville, Boyle, Kentucky, United Statesfrom wounds sustained in Battle of Perryville

Charles enlisted April 21, 1861, nine days after the shots fired at Fort Sumter. He joined company A of the Indiana 8th Infantry Regiment. He mustered out August 6, 1861 at Indianapolis. He appears to have stayed out for a few months, but fatefully reenlisted in 1862. He joined the 19th Independent Battery of the Indiana Light Artillery which was formed in August 1862 and was known as Harris' Battery. Their first engagement was Charles' last, the Battle of Perryville on October 8th. He may have been wounded early in the battle in Donelson's attack on the center of the Union line of which Harris' battery was a part. He died of his wounds a week later. It is not clear whether he knew that his brother-in-law Hiram R. Minor was fighting in the same battle. His place of burial is being researched. He was, fortunately for his parents, the only one of five soldier sons, a son-in-law, and a grandson to die in the war.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles T Mitchell, in Historical Data Systems. American Civil War Database. (Copyright 1997 - 2009 - Historical Data Systems, Inc. P.O. Box 35 Duxbury, MA 02331).