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MITCHELL, John Grant, soldier, born in Piqua, Ohio, 6 November, 1838. He was graduated at Kenyon college in 1859, was chosen 1st lieutenant in the 3d Ohio volunteers in 1861, and became colonel of the 113th Ohio, in March, 1863. He was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers on 12 January, 1865, and brevetted major-general of volunteers, to date from 13 March, for special gallantry in the battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, 17 March, 1865. General Mitchell resigned on 3 July, 1865, and entered on the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio.
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