Joseph Mitchell (Medal of Honor)

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Joseph A. Mitchell
Born (1876-11-27)November 27, 1876
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died June 9, 1925(1925-06-09) (aged 48)
Place of burial Saint Pauls Cemetery
Portsmouth, Virginia
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Gunner's Mate First Class
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Medal of Honor

Joseph Andrew Mitchell (November 27, 1876 – June 9, 1925) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Mitchell was born November 27, 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Gunner's Mate First Class to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.[1]

He died June 9, 1925, and is buried in Saint Pauls Cemetery Portsmouth, Virginia.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 27 November 1876, Philadelphia, Pa. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.

Citation:

In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 12 July 1900, Mitchell distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MITCHELL, JOSEPH". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Joseph Mitchell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 

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