Len, thank you for this information. Stephen Mitchell was listed on the 1860 census in Choctaw Co, MS so it's logical to surmise that he enlisted from Choctaw Co. Hopefully, I will find out cause of death. A plaque has been laid on the cemetery grounds of Old Greensboro Cemetery, started in pre-civil war days, detailing Pvt Mitchell's name and regiment number. This further boosts the assumption he was from Choctaw Co, as the Old Greensboro cemetery is located on the edge of the once-thriving village of Greensboro, the first county seat of Choctaw County, MS, holding that dis-tinction from 1834 to 1878. Union soldiers burned the courthouse on their sweep thru this part of the state. General W F Brantley is buried in the "new" Greensboro Cemetery, supposedly started when staunch southerners refused to be buried in a cemetery where Union soldiers were (are) supposedly interred.
Thank you again, sincerely.
BONNIE FARLEY GARY, Ms