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Anderson Mitchell - 58th Regiment, USCI
Researching the federal military records of Anderson Mitchell/Smith, several citizens of Jefferson and Lincoln County are named as family, witness or slave owner within the records. Take a look, you may find a relative.
Anderson Mitchell served with the 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry. He, along with his grandmother, mother and siblings were slaves of John Mitchell and John Irvin Mitchell of Jefferson Co., MS, near Union Church. Three of Anderson's siblings were listed as members of Union Church Presbyterian Church of Jefferson County.
The four brothers of Anderson's also served in the 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry or the 6th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery. Anderson did not survive the War. Only one of the five brothers survived.
Anderson's father was held as a slave in Caseyville, then Copiah Co., now Lincoln County. After the Civil War, the family settle in Caseyville.
Surnames found within the records were: ALLEN, BOWEN, BROWN, BRYANT, BURNETT, FREEMAN, HOLMES, JACKSON, JOSHUA, LEVI, MASON, MCARN, MCCORMICK, MCMILLIAN, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, SARTIN, SMITH, STEWART, WILLIAMS, WINDHAM/WHALEM, and WRIGHT
Slave owners found within the records: DUNCAN MCARN, DOUGALD MCMILLIAN, JOHN MITCHELL, JOHN IRVIN MITCHELL, and ARCHIBALD SMITH.
Linda Durr Rudd,
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