William W Mann

BirthFeb. 12, 1836
DeathDec. 17, 1901
CemeteryGrand Island (Grand Island)
PostHackleman (Cairo)
Unit12th Iowa Infantry, Company F

Corporal William W Mann

Company F, 12th Iowa Infantry

Mann was born in New York state on February 12, 1836. He was living in Jefferson (Greene County), Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on November 20, 1861. He re-enlisted on January 5, 1864 and served nearly 5 years. Mann was promoted to corporal on June 1, 1865. He was mustered out on January 20, 1866 at Memphis, Tennessee.

The 12th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Dubuque on November 25, 1861. During Mann’s enlistment, the regiment was part of many battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 12-16, 1862).

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

The Battle of Shiloh was the most costly engagement for the regiment. On April 6, 1862 the regiment lost 15 soldiers, 62 were wounded, 91 were captured, and 319 were missing. Regimental records indicate that the soldiers that were captured and reported missing were eventually paroled on January 1, 1863 and exchanged at the Benton Barracks in St Louis.

Mann died on December 17, 1901 and is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Hackleman Post (#236) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Cairo, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Bevier Post (#11) of the GAR in Grand Island.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.