Mann family papers, January 1864-March 1866

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Mann family papers, January 1864-March 1866


War; Soldiers; Prisoners of war; War casualties

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863

Mann, John; Mann, Asahel

United States. Army. Iowa Cavalry Regiment, 4th (1861-1865)

United States; United States -- Mississippi -- Vicksburg



The three Mann brothers of Fremont County, Iowa, were all soldiers in Company A of the 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Eldest brother William enlisted on Oct. 2, 1861 at age 34. He was promoted to Veterinary Surgeon on Feb. 10, 1864 and was mustered out on Aug. 10, 1865 in Atlanta, Georgia. John Mann was 26 years old when he enlisted on Aug. 29, 1862. He was killed in action during the siege of Vicksburg. The youngest brother was Asahel Mann, born on Dec. 4, 1842. He was eighteen when he joined the army on Aug. 26, 1861. He was taken prisoner on Oct. 11, 1862 in Jones Lane, Arkansas and was exchanged and returned to this company on Dec. 1, 1862. He held the rank of First Lieutenant when he was mustered out on Aug. 8, 1865.


Mann, William


University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.




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