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Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General O. M. Mitchel

 
 
General O. M. Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 2, 2022
1. General O. M. Mitchel Marker
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Born in Kentucky in 1909, Ormsby MackKnight Mitchel came with his mother to Lebanon after the death of his father in 1812. They lived at 115 E. Silver St. He received an appointment to West Point in 1825 and was No. 15 out of 46 in a class that included Robert E. Lee 2nd Lt. Mitchel stayed at West Point for 2 years to teach mathematics.
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In the 1840s, Mitchel practiced law, was the chief surveyor of the Little Miami R.R. and founded the Cincinnati Observatory. He became a brigadier general at the start of the Civil War. Called "Old Stars" by his men, he devised the raid known as "the Great Locomotive Chase." In 1862, he died of yellow fever in Beaufort, South Carolina.
 
Erected by Lebanon Rotary Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list.
 
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26.119′ N, 84° 12.361′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on East Silver Street east of North Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon OH 45036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Nixon-Brant House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mary Ann Klingling Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. Temple (about 400 feet away); The Lewis House (about 400 feet away); The Wood Building (about 400 feet away); Herb's Place (about 500 feet away); The Reeves House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
General O. M. Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 2, 2022
2. General O. M. Mitchel Marker
General O. M. Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 2, 2022
3. General O. M. Mitchel Marker
General Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel image. Click for full size.
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4. General Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel
From Frank Leslie's Scenes and Portraits of the Civil War... by Frank Leslie, 1894, page 246.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   4. submitted on March 23, 2024, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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