March 2, 2002, Iron
Cross Memorial Service at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, SC, for
Captain John Mitchel, an Irishman, 1st Reg., SC Art. CSA, who died
on the parapet of Fort Sumter during the bombardment, July 20, 1864.
"I willingly give my life for South Carolina; Oh! that I could
have died for Ireland."
Mitchel was the third CSA commander of Fort Sumter. The coping
around his grave is in the shape of the parapets at Fort Sumter.
John Mitchel’s brother, Sgt/Capt James Mitchel, 1st and 2nd SC
Infantry, Co., E., enlisted in Edgefield District April 15, 1862.
Wounded in Virginia 1864. Paroled Augusta, Georgia May 19, 1865. He
went north to NY and went into politics. He is buried in Woodland
Cemetery in the Bronx.)
of Mary Yates Snowden Chapter OCR were present as "Black Roses".