Seale in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
William Augustus Mitchell
On this lot and in the house thereon, was born William Augustus Mitchell, November 30, 1877. Mitchell entered the United States Military Academy on June 20, 1898, after finishing the schools at Seale and Alabama Polytechnic Institute. He graduated number one in his class in 1902. During World War I he was promoted to Brigadier General. After the War General Mitchell become a member of the faculty at West Point.
General Mitchell received the following decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, Officer of the Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre with Gold Star, Croix de Guerre with Palm. He was the son of James Bellingslea and Rebecca Stone Mitchell. His father entered as a Lieutenant in the 24th Alabama Regiment at age 18 in the War Between the States, and later served as State Senator from this district for seven years and was a member of the Alabama Supreme Court. General Mitchell died March 6, 1941, and is buried at West Point, New York.
Erected 1979 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission,.
Topics. War, US Civil • War, World I.
Location. 32° 17.889′ N, 85° 10.409′ W. Marker is in Seale, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is on Cutchin Drive (Alabama Route 26) 0.2 miles west of Old Seale Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Cutchin Drive, Seale AL 36875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mitchell-Ferrell-Powell House (a few steps from this marker); Old Russell County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Creek Settlements in Russell County (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Second Creek War in Russell County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Russell County and the Town of Seale (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seale United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holland McTyeire Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Bacon McDonald (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seale.
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