Ormsby M. Mitchel

Union Army general

Ormsby MacKnight (or McKnight) Mitchel (August 28, 1810October 31, 1862) was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War.


  • Mans can't make moons
    • Remark, aged three, on seeing the Moon.
    • As reported in Sky and Telescope, November 2019, page 30

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