Lieut James DeFrees Mann

Lieut James DeFrees Mann

Birth
Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA
Death 15 Jan 1891 (aged 36)
Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Site: 31-B
Memorial ID 49253770 · View Source
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James D. Mann graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1877 and served with the 7th U.S. Cavalry for over 13 years. As a platoon leader in K Troop, Lt. Mann was in the thick of the fight at the Battle of Wounded Knee, in which his troop commander, Capt. Wallace, was killed. The following day Lt. Mann was commanding K Troop at the Drexel Mission fight along the White Clay Creek and was wounded in the hip. He was evacuated to Fort Riley, Kansas for recuperation, but died two weeks later. Upon learning of Mann's demise, his battalion commander, Maj. Whitside, had this to say of the officer in a letter:

"Mann was a fine, brave and gallant officer, always ready and willing for service and did his duty cheerfully. There is many a sad heart here to day among the officers and especially among the enlisted, as he was a great favorite of the men, as he always treated them kindly. I will miss poor Mann as I have always been fond of him and appreciated his many good qualities."

He was the son of Richard Fleury Mann (1825-1862) and Elizabeth DeFrees Mann (1832-1892).

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49253770
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut James DeFrees Mann (15 May 1854–15 Jan 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49253770, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .