John D. Mitchell was a son of James and Melinda (South) Mitchell of Marion County, AL.The Mitchell's came from Laurens County, SC, to Marion County sometime before 1840.Found among John's papers from the National Archives was a casualty sheet which lists the following:
Name:John D. Mitchell, Private Co A, 1st AL Cav Nature of Casualty:Death By Whom Certified:Bat. Maj. W. T. Hartz Date of Death:4 August 1864 Place of Death:Andersonville, Georgia
According to papers, John was missing in action, Oct 26, 1863 at Vincents Cross Roads.Vincents Cross Roads is now known as
Red Bay, Alabama.
John is buried at theNational Cemetery, Andersonville, GA. firstname.lastname@example.org