California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
PVT: JOHN E. MITCHELL of the 6th California Infantry, Company “I” of the California Column. Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.
John E. Mitchell was born in Kentucky in estimated 1828-38?, At the outbreak of the Civil War , he enlisted out of Benicia Barracks on September 30th, 1864 and was mustered out of service on December 20th, 1865 with the rest of his company at the Presidio in San Francisco. After the war he married (name of wife is unknown at this time, and has one daughter, only referred as Mrs. Jackson.) He was a member of the James Blair Steedman GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Post # 56 based out of Salinas. He was a resident in Long Valley. John Mitchell died on February 25th, Thursday in 1897 and is buried in the IOOF Garden of Memories Memorial Park in the GAR Plot in Salinas, California.
The following is a transcription of his obituary.
MITCHELL, JOHN E. (1828-1897) IOOF
A G.A.R. Man’s Death
(Salinas Weekly Journal March 6, 1897)
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and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC