MARTIN MITCHELL
16 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 1830 in Van Buren County, Tennessee
Died: 10 May 1912 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Taylors, White County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Elizabeth (Johnson) Mitchell

Married: Angeline Moore about 15 Feb 1853 in Van Buren County, Tennessee
Born: 8 Feb 1838 in Van Buren County, Tennessee
Died: 8 Feb 1913 in White County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: Richard and Millie (Unknown) Moore

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Mitchell
  2. Margaret F. Mitchell
  3. Isaac C. Mitchell
  4. John Mitchell
  5. James Mitchell
  6. Millie Mitchell

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Mark Mitchell - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: James Moore - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

16 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company I

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 20 May 1861 at Camp Harris
  • Jul & Aug 1861: Present
  • 28 Feb 1862: Present
  • Mar - Jun 1862: Present
  • 1 Sep 1862 - 1 Jan 1863: Present
  • Jan - Apr 1863: Present
  • 19 Jul 1863: Age 31
  • 19 Jul 1863: absent without leave
  • Deserted on March from Tullahoma 10 Jul 1863
  • Captured 26 Jul 1863 at Winchester
  • Transferred to Louisville, KY 1 Aug 1863
  • Transferred to Camp Chase, OH 6 Aug 1863
  • Transferred to Ft. Delaware, MD 29 Feb 1864
  • Transferred to City Point, VA for exchange 27 Feb 1865

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S4424

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 15 Apr 1904
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Dug Hill, Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Member: Co. I, Captain York, 16th Tennessee Infantry; Col. J. H. Savage
  • Wounds: Lung and kidney trouble
  • Born: 1830 Van Buren County, Tennessee
  • Enlisted 1861 at the beginning of the war in 16th Infantry. Captain. H. York, Col. John H. Savage,
  • Wife 71 years
  • 3 daughters and 2 sons living with him
  • Attest: James Worthington & E. T. Passons
  • 2nd Application Filed 12 Aug 1902
  • Attest: Gardner Green & E. F. Passons

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (27 Jan 1905) - MM needs to find someone who knew him in the service
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (27 Jan 1905) - Request for Service Records
  • Martin Mitchell (2 Mar 1905) - Requests status of claim
  • Martin Mitchell (28 Dec 1905) - was captured somewhre between Tullahoma and Lookout Mountain
  • Thos. A. Head (2 Jan 1906) - to MM, get Tax Record and get notarized
  • W. F. Titsworth (5 Jan 1906) - Tax Assessment
  • Martin Mitchell (5 Jan 1906) - Gives accounting of his war record
  • W. J. Breeding, MD (6 Jan 1906) - Medical Exam
  • Thos. A. Head (9 Jan 1906) - Supports claim
  • J. T. Pointer (1 Feb 1906) - Tax Assessment
  • Martin Mitchell (26 Apr 1906) - Requests status of claim
  • ??? (25 Oct 1906) - Supports claim
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (23 Oct 1906) - Returns Status of claim
  • Martin Mitchell (23 Oct 1906) - Gives the following description of his service
    • MM was taken prisoner in 1863 and transferred to Camp Chase, OH for 7 months
    • He was then transferred to Ft. Delaware for 12 months.
    • He was then exchanged at Richmond, VA at the time of surrender at Greensboro, NC
    • He returned home 5 May 1865.
    • T. L. Underwood and W. E. Austin were also captured, but both men are now dead. They died in the Soldiers Home in 1905 or 1906.
  • Martin Mitchell (20 May 1910) - Command left him sick at Tullahoma. He was trying to get back to his command when he was captured.
  • War Department (20 May 1910) - sent service record
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (24 May 1910) - MM was captured 26 Jul 1863 at Winchester, TN
  • W. L. Dibrell (11 May 1911) - requests status of claim

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Van Buren County, TN, Page 384B
  • 1860 Census: Van Buren County, TN, Page 5B (listed as Martin Mitchel)
  • 1870 Census: White County, TN, Page 361 (listed as Martin Mitchel)
  • 1880 Census: White County, TN, Page 475B (listed as Martin Mitchel)
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 36B
  • 1910 Census: White County, TN, Page 36A (living in the Poor House)

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
16 May 1912
Vol. X, No. 20, Page 3

  • MITCHELL, MARTIN: The death angel visited J. M. Mitchell's home Friday morning at 9 o'clock and claimed for its victim his beloved father, Uncle Martin Mitchell. He was very old man, somewhere in the 80's. He was an old soldier and pensioner and was loved by all who knew him. He was laid to rest at Taylors, Tennessee. (Sparta)