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Hartsville in Bartholomew County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Private Barton W. Mitchell

 
 
Private Barton W. Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
1. Private Barton W. Mitchell Marker
Inscription.  Mitchell, Co. F, 27th Indiana Volunteers, is buried in Hartsville Baptist Cemetery. He found Confederate General Lee's "Lost" Special Orders No. 191 near Frederick, MD, September 13, 1862. Union General McClellan then engaged Lee at the Battle of Antietam.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 03.1992.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1898.
 
Location. 39° 16.067′ N, 85° 41.926′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, Indiana, in Bartholomew County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Harrison St (State Road 46) and N. Washington St, on the right when traveling west on E. Harrison St. Marker is located in southwest corner of the community square/park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville IN 47244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hartsville College (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hartsville College
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Moore, Revolutionary War Soldier (approx. 4.2 miles away); Centre of Population of the United States 1890 (approx. 9.2 miles away); Atterbury Army Air Field (approx. 10.6 miles away); Decatur County (Indiana) Bridge 140 (approx. 10.7 miles away); Westport Covered Bridge (approx. 10.8 miles away); Madison and Indianapolis Railroad (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lost Special Orders 191 markers
 
Additional commentary.
1. Burial Site
Hartsville Baptist Cemetery is located 1/4 mile north of the marker. The cemetery can be reached by traveling north on N. Washington St and turning left onto an unmarked county road just north of School St. The cemetery is located 200 feet on the southwest side of the road. Mitchell's burial site is in the north corner of the cemetery. (The geographic coordinates are 39.27060 -85.70039)
   
Private Barton W. Mitchell Marker in Community Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
2. Private Barton W. Mitchell Marker in Community Park
— Submitted March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

2. Corporal Barton's death.
Now a Corporal, Barton was wounded in the leg at Antietam and was discharged in 1864 due to the resulting chronic infection. He died in 1868 at the age of 52.
    — Submitted September 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Burial Site of Private Barton W. Mitchell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
3. Burial Site of Private Barton W. Mitchell
In Hartsville Baptist Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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