: This engraved portrait shows teacher, attorney, military leader and noted astronomer Ormsby Mitchel in formal attire. Mitchel was born on August 28, 1809 or 1810, in Union County, Kentucky, and grew up in Lebanon, Ohio. He was influential in establishing an observatory for Cincinnati College in the 1850s. During the early part of the Civil War, he commanded the Department of the Ohio and rose to the rank of major general. On October 20, 1862, he died of yellow fever in South Carolina, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
This original image was used as an illustration in Henry Howe's "Historical Collections of Ohio," published in 1907. The image includes a signature near the lower right-hand corner which reads "Moss Eng. Co., NY." View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04268 Subjects
: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Cultural Ohio--Education; Astronomical observatories; Military officers; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works Places
: Lebanon (Ohio); Warren County (Ohio)