Charles Burton Mitchel (September 19, 1815 - September 20, 1864) was a medical doctor from Arkansas originally elected to represent that state in the United States Senate in 1860. However, after Arkansas seceded he almost immediately resigned and defected to the Confederate States, where he represented Arkansas in the C.S. Senate during the American Civil War for the remainder of his life.
Charles Burton Mitchel in Southern Victory
Charles Burton Mitchel founded an Arkansas political dynasty after the War of Secession (1861-1862). One of his grandsons, Burton Mitchel, became the CSA's first multi-term President, serving from 1922 to 1934.
Robert Ward Johnson
|United States Senator (Class 3) from Arkansas
March 4 - July 11, 1861
Served alongside: William King Sebastian
Vacancy of Seven years, then Benjamin F. Rice
|New institution||Confederate States Senator from Arkansas
February 18, 1862 - September 20, 1864
Served alongside: Robert Ward Johnson
Augustus Hill Garland