Mignot was an artist, and came from Charleston, SC.
He studied art in Holland, and lived in New York and England where he settled in 1862. A landscape artist, he drew inspiration from his travels to Ecuador, and earned much critical praise for his South American landscapes. In 1870 when in France, Mignot became a casualty of the Franco-Prussian War. During the siege, he was mistakenly imprisoned. He was eventually released but while imprisoned contracted smallpox.
Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61.