David Dawson Mitchell of Missouri
Appointed from Missouri, Second Lieutenant, 15th United States Infantry, 29 February 1876; First Lieutenant, 31 January 1882
Captain, 13 July 1896,
Major, 1st Territorial Volunteers, 11 July 1898
Lieutenant Colonel of same, 8 September 1898
Mustered out of the volunteer service, 15 February 1899
Killed on 17 September 1900 in action at Mavitac, Philippine Islands
He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery, together with his wife, Henrietta Scott Mitchell (20 July 1850-15 October 1929), who never remarried and who outlived him by 29 years.
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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