Ormsby M. Mitchel

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Birthday
28, 1810
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Oct 30, 1862 (52)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1810
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Oct 30, 1862 (52)

About

Astronomer and Union soldier who published the first magazine in the US dedicated to astronomy. He is also known for ordering the raid, during the Civil War, that became famous as the Great Locomotive Chase.

Before Fame

He was an assistant professor of mathematics before becoming a as brigadier general of volunteers for the Union Army during the Civil War.

Trivia

He helped set up observatories for Harvard University and the US Navy.

Family Life

He resided in South Carolina until his death from yellow fever.

Associated With

He was a former classmate of Robert E. Lee.