(c. 1843 - 1875)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company B, 17th Mississippi Infantry on about 1 June 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to the arm and chest in action and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 20 to 28 November 1862, then transferred to Fortress Monroe, VA, probably for exchange. He was again captured, at Knoxville, TN.
After the War
He was farming the Delta in Mississippi by 1875.
At the age of 32 he brought in a bumper crop and was on his way home from the sale when he was set upon by thieves, robbed and severely beaten. "He dragged himself home, laid down and died," according to his wife, Rosa Ward Mann, who had two small children, and was pregnant with her third.
References & notes
More on the Web
The quote above and the story of Rosa and her children's lives after Andrew died are among family lore related by Great Grandson Gerald Mann in Beasts in my Basement, Angels in my Attic, online from Santa Fe Good News magazine. There's an excellent photograph of Andrew and Rosa (c. 1870) online from family genealogist Mike Chapline.
10/04/1875; burial in Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, MS