Born at Perryville, Pennsylvania, November 13, 1840, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War while serving as First Lieutenant, Company A, 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 12, 1864. The Medal was actually awarded to him on March 27, 1890.
He died on March 17, 1913 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Sarah Repine Mitchell (1845-1925), is buried with him.
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER H.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company A, 105th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Virginia, 12 May 1864. Entered service at: Hamilton, Pennsylvania. Birth: Perryville, Pa. Date of issue: 27 March 1890.
Capture of flag of 18th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in a personal encounter with the color bearer.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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