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Mitchell in Glascock County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Col. Robert M. Mitchell

April 12, 1845 – May 30, 1928

 
 
Col. Robert M. Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
1. Col. Robert M. Mitchell Marker
Inscription.
A great American hero
and the namesake of Mitchell, GA.
Graduated Lynchburg Military College
Joined the Confederate Army as a Lt. on Apr. 22, 1861, at age 16, Army of Northern VA; Langhorne’s Corp.; Pickett’s Div.;
Longstreet’s Brigade; 11th VA Regiment; Company A

Fought in 15 battles – was wounded four times

1st Manassas, July 21, 1861, Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862
Yorktown, Apr. 5, 1862, Fredericksburg, Dec. 11, 1862
Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, Gettysburg, July 1, 1863
Drury’s Bluff, May 15, 1862, Boonsboro, July 8, 1863
Seven Pines, May 31, 1862, Plymouth, Apr. 17, 1864
Harrison’s Landing, July 1, 1862, Five Forks, Apr. 1, 1865
2nd Manassas, Aug. 28, 1862

Served as President of the Augusta-Gibson-Sandersville Railroad
Which later became the Augusta Southern Railroad

Buried at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

 
Location. 33° 13.183′ N, 82° 42.15′ W. Marker is in Mitchell, Georgia, in Glascock County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 113) east of Warren Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Mitchell City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12152 Main Street, Mitchell GA 30820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Col. Robert M. Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
2. Col. Robert M. Mitchell Marker
At least 10 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shoals on the Ogeechee (approx. 3.9 miles away); Beall Springs (approx. 6.2 miles away); Calvin Logue Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Glascock County Veterans Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Glascock County (approx. 6.3 miles away); Glascock County National Bicentennial Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Warthen (approx. 10.1 miles away); Site of First Washington County Jail (approx. 10.1 miles away); Dr. Alexander Avera (approx. 10.3 miles away); President Jefferson Davis (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Story of Glascock County. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Glascock County. Glascock County, in east central Georgia, was created from Warren County in 1857 and named after Thomas Glascock of Augusta, a veteran of the War of 1812 (1812-15) and the Seminole Wars who subsequently served in the state legislature and the U.S. Congress. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Augusta Southern Railroad. The Augusta Southern Railroad (reporting mark AUS) was established on May 1, 1893 through a reorganization of the Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville Railroad. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Augusta-Gibson-Sandersville Railroad. The Augusta, Gibson and Sandersville
Col. Robert M. Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
3. Col. Robert M. Mitchell Marker
Railroad was incorporated in 1884 and began operating from Augusta to Stapleton, Georgia, USA, in 1885. In 1893, it went bankrupt and was reorganized as the Augusta Southern Railroad. The line ran as 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge until 1895. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Augusta-Gibson-Sandersville Railroad Map. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Wiley W. Kitchens Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
4. Wiley W. Kitchens Monument
Glascock County was created using parts of Warren and Jefferson Counties by the Georgia Legislature on December 19, 1857. The bill creating the county was introduced by the Honorable Wiley W. Kitchens who resided in the area that become Glascock County. The Kitchens family had been long-time residents of the area.
Wiley W. Kitchens Monument Base image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
5. Wiley W. Kitchens Monument Base
Mitchell Centennial Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
6. Mitchell Centennial Time Capsule
Wiley W. Kitchens Monument<br>Mitchell Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
7. Wiley W. Kitchens Monument
Mitchell Time Capsule
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on November 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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