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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William H. Manning

(1835 - 1880)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled 4 June 1861, at Camp Moore, LA, as Captain of Company K - the Violet Guards - 6th Louisiana Infantry. He had been a resident of New Orleans from the age of 5, and was a cooper in New Orleans, age 23 when enlisted, and married.

On the Campaign

He was noted as "acting Major" at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Major after Sharpsburg (probably 7 November 1862). He was wounded at Winchester, VA on 14 June 1863. He was captured in action at the Wilderness, VA on 10 May 1864. Forwarded to Ft. Delaware, DE from Belle Plains, VA on the 17th and transferred to Hilton Head, SC on 21 June 1864. He was back with his Regiment by 31 August 1864, and commanded from October 1864 to the end of the War. He was Paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was a police officer, private watchman, and bank detective. By 1870 he was Captain of the First Precinct, New Orleans Police, and served until his resignation in May 1880.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Some details from James P. Gannon's Irish Rebels, Confederate Tigers: The 6th Louisiana Volunteers, 1861-1865 (1998) and a notice in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 4 August 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1835; Poughkeepsie, NY

Death

08/03/1880 New Orleans, LA; burial in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, pg. 864  [AotW citation 14964]