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Mann Family



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 October 2, 1861 at age 34. He was promoted to Veterinary Surgeon on February 10, 1864 and was mustered out on August 10, 1865 in Atlanta, Georgia.

John Mann, was 26 years old when he enlisted on August 29, 1862. He was killed in action during the siege of Vicksburg.

The youngest brother was Asahel Mann, born on December 4, 1842. He was eighteen when he joined the army on August 26, 1861. He was taken prisoner on October 11, 1862 in Jones Lane, Arkansas and was exchanged and returned to this company on December 1, 1862. He held the rank of First Lieutenant when he was mustered out on August 8, 1865.

Chloe Jane (Jennie) Scott was born on July 1, 1845. She taught school in Hamburg and Sidney, Iowa. She was a frequent correspondent with Asahel Mann, whom she married in 1866.

Other correspondents included some Mann relatives, such as their parents, sister Susan, and Granville Mann. Fellow soldier and friend William F. Scott also has letters in this collection.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mann Family Papers

Identifier: MsC0161

Civil War letters and military records of Asahel Mann, Jr., John Mann, and William Mann, all of whom were members of Co. A, 4th regiment, Iowa Cavalry.

Dates: 1861-1913; Majority of material found within 1851-1866