(1839 - 1882)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Manly's (NC) Battery
see his Battle Report
The son of former NC Governor (1848-50) Charles Manly of North Carolina, he volunteered in Company A of the 10th North Carolina State Troops at Raleigh N.C. in April 1861, and was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain of his battery on April 16, 1862 when the original Captain, Steven Ramseur, was appointed colonel of the 49th NC Infantry.
The battery fought at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Cold Harbor, Savage Station, and Malvern Hill.
On the Campaign
Manly's Battery, attached to Gen Semmes' Brigade, of Gen McLaws' Division, served in the defense of the South Mountain position at Crampton's Gap on September 14th.
The brigade was sent to support Gen Stuart at the leftmost part of the Confederate line on the 17th at Sharpsburg - it is not clear specifically what role the battery played in the battle.
The rest of the War
He was at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness with his battery. He was appointed Major of Artillery in November 1864, and was with General Joseph Johnston at his surrender near Durham Station, N.C. in April 1865.
After the War
In Raleigh he may have practiced law. He was elected Mayor of Raleigh in 1875 for seven consecutive 1-year terms. He died during his last term of office on May 15, 1882.
References & notes
More on the Web
See a really nice "discovery" piece on the Captain from a family genealogist.
5/9/1839; Raleigh, NC
5/15/1882 Raleigh, NC; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC