Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Mitchell, Robert B., soldier, was born in Richiand county, Ohio, April 4, 1823. He was educated at Washington College in Pennsylvania, after which he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced at Mansfield, Ohio, from 1844 to 1846. He then entered the army as a first lieutenant in an Ohio regiment and served through the Mexican war, resuming his law practice in 1847. In 1856 he removed to Kansas, where he became an active participant in political affairs as a free-state advocate, and in 1857 was elected to the legislature. From 1858 to 1861 he held the office of territorial treasurer. When the Civil war broke out he again entered the army, this time as colonel of the Second Kansas, and was severely wounded at the battle of Wilson's creek. Subsequently he raised a regiment of cavalry and was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. At the battle of Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862, he commanded a division of the Third army corps, and at Chickamauga he was in command of the cavalry corps of the Army of the Cumberland. At the close of the war he was appointed governor of New Mexico and held that office until 1867, when he removed to Washington, D. C., where his death occurred on Jan. 26, 1882.

Page 298 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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