Alexander H. Mitchell
Captain, United States Army
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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.


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.

Alexander H. Mitchell Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Raymond Colllins, 1990

AH Mitchell PHOTO
Courtesy of Ron Williams

AH Mitchell Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

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US Army Medal of Honor

AH Mitchell Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003