Historic Markers Across Alabama



William Augustus Mitchell



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: on Alabama Highway 26 (Jackson Street), Seale, Alabama.
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 17.889    W 085° 10.409
  32.29815    -85.17348333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJA0B
 



Text:

SIDE 1:
On this lot and in the house thereon, was born William Augustus Mitchell, November 30, 1877. Mitchell entered the United States Military Academy on June 20, 1898, after finishing the schools at Seale and Alabama Polytechnic Institute. He graduated number one in his class in 1902. During World War I he was promoted to Brigadier General. After the War General Mitchell become a member of the faculty at West Point.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission, 1979.


SIDE 2:
General Mitchell received the following decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, Officer of the Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre with Gold Star, Croix de Guerre with Palm. He was the son of James Bellingslea and Rebecca Stone Mitchell. His father entered as a Lieutenant in the 24th Alabama Regiment at age 18 in the War Between the States, and later served as State Senator from this district for seven years and was a member of the Alabama Supreme court. General Mitchell died March 6, 1941, and is buried at West Point, New York.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission, 1979.




Notes:

Marker Dedication or Erection Date: August 17, 1979




End of William Augustus Mitchell