James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
By John Boyle OReilly (18441890)
John Mitchel was an Irish revolutionist and a leader in the Young Ireland movement. In 1848 he was convicted as editor of The United Irishman and sentenced to fourteen years banishment. He escaped from Van Diemens Land and came to New York in 1854, and lived in the United States until 1874, when he returned to Ireland. He died on March 20, 1875.