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.


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.


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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  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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