Joshua M. Mitchell collection
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Joshua M. Mitchell collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Mitchell, Joshua
Title: Joshua M. Mitchell collection
Dates: 1861-1867, 1957, 1960
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS240f

Biographical/Historical Note

Joshua Marion Mitchell, son of Thomas H. and Ruth Tillery Mitchell, was born October 13, 1826 in Walton County, Georgia. He enlisted as a private in Company H, 42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry in 1862 and was eventually elected captain. He was wounded at Rocky Face, Georgia, and captured at Nashville, Tennessee, and released at Johnson's Island on June 17, 1865.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photocopies of Civil War documents of Joshua M. Mitchell, including furlough papers; list of persons at Johnson's Island prison in Ohio, requisition papers, service records, appointment papers; a marriage contract of Joshua Mitchell and V. T. Rundle; poems, death notices of Thomas H. Mitchell and Ruth Mitchell; list of children of Thomas and Ruth Mitchell; and letters from the Department of Confederate Pension and Records.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Johnson Island Prison.
Mitchell family

Existence and Location of Originals note

The repository holding the original documents in this collection has not been determined. The Kenan Research Center owns the copies only.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joshua M. Mitchell collection, MSS 240f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



1Papers, 1861-1867, 1957, 1960