Cdv of Kansas General Robert B. Mitchell. Exceptional image of Mitchell as a brigadier general.
Written on the back in pencil is "very good man" as well as his name. Anthony, NY b/m. Wear as shown in photographs.
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Mitchell, Robert B., brigadier-general, was born in
Richland county, Ohio, April 4, 1823. He attended Washington
college, studied law, practiced in Mansfield, 1844-46, and
served throughout the Mexican war as 1st lieutenant in the 2nd
Ohio volunteers. Removing to Kansas in 1856 he became an
active member of the Free-State party, was a representative in
the territorial legislature, 1857-58, and treasurer, 1858-61.
He was appointed colonel of the 2nd Kan. infantry, May 23,
1861, and was severely wounded at the battle of Wilson's creek.
On his recovery he raised a regiment of cavalry, and on April
8, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers.
At the battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, Gen. Mitchell
commanded the 9th division, 3d army corps, Army of the Ohio,
and he commanded the cavalry corps of the Army of the
Cumberland in the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19-20, 1863. He
was honorably mustered out, Jan. 15, 1866. Gen. Mitchell was
governor of New Mexico, 1865-67, and then removed to
Washington, D. C., where he died, Jan. 26, 1882.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8