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MITCHELL, WARREN JORDAN (?–1836). Warren Jordan Mitchell, a doctor from Columbus, Georgia, entered Texas with the Georgia Battalion, which arrived late in December 1835. On December 24 William Wardqv appointed him surgeon of the battalion, and on December 25 Mitchell, as regimental surgeon, offered James W. Fannin, Jr., the services of the battalion. On February 7 at Refugio Mitchell was chosen major of the battalion to replace Ward, who became lieutenant of the regiment. Mitchell was captured after the battle of Coleto and killed in the Goliad Massacre on March 27, 1836. His brother, Edwin T. Mitchell, died at the Alamo.


Harbert Davenport, Notes from an Unfinished Study of Fannin and His Men (MS, Harbert Davenport Collection, Texas State Library, Austin; Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). Pat Ireland Nixon, The Medical Story of Early Texas, 1528–1853 (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lupe Memorial Fund, 1946).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"MITCHELL, WARREN JORDAN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.