Charles B. Mitchel

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Charles B. Mitchel
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Confederate States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
February 18, 1862 – September 20, 1864
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Augustus H. Garland
United States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
March 4, 1861 – July 11, 1861
Preceded by Robert W. Johnson
Succeeded by Vacant (1861-1868)
Title next held by
Benjamin F. Rice
Personal details
Born Charles Burton Mitchel
(1815-09-19)September 19, 1815
Gallatin, Tennessee
Died September 20, 1864(1864-09-20) (aged 49)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Resting place Presbyterian Cemetery
Washington, Arkansas
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Nashville
Jefferson Medical College
Profession Physician

Charles B. Mitchel (born Charles Burton Mitchel; September 19, 1815 – September 20, 1864) was an American physician who represented Arkansas in the United States Senate in 1861, and in the Confederate States Senate from 1861 until his death.


Mitchel was born on September 19, 1815, in Gallatin, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Nashville, in 1833, and from the Jefferson Medical College in 1836; moved to Washington, Arkansas, and practiced medicine for 25 years; member, Arkansas House of Representatives in 1848; receiver of public moneys, from 1853 to 1856; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1860 to the 37th United States Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, and served from March 4, 1861, until July 11, 1861, when he was expelled for support of the rebellion; elected to the Confederate States Senate at the first session of the Arkansas General Assembly and served until his death, September 20, 1864, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Washington, Arkansas.

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