Jun. 20, 1825 Bristol Hartford County Connecticut, USA
Sep., 1862 Antietam Washington County Maryland, USA
Killed at Antietam, September 1862
He was the son on Capt Elisha Mantoss, was born in Bristol, Connecticut, June 20, 1825. Of a studious and scientific turn of mind he was given good educational advantages, graduated at Yale in 1850, studied in Germany, and received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He became a Professor of Chemistry and Botany at Amherst. He also visited Mexico and Central America and conducted explorations there. When the war broke out he commanded Company K, Sixteenth Regiment raised in Bristol, and was killed at Antietam, the first action in which his regiment participated, in 1862. He was married to Charlotte Royce, of Bristol, in 1857. One daughter resides in Orange, Mass.
(Per the book Bristol, Connecticut, in the olden time "New Cambridge") (bio by: James OBrien)