Seaborn M Manning(1824 - ?)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 49th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was Captain Co. K., March 4, 1862;
Elected Lieutenant Colonel March 22, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
An article about Georgia troops in the Civil War in the Hawkinsville (GA) Dispatch of July 24, 1879 lists Col Manning as mortally wounded in battle at "Cedar Run", August 15, 1862 - in which case he could hardly have been in command in September. History of the 49th lists him as wounded August 9th, dying of his wounds September 9th, 1862.
His Brigade commander, Col Thomas, mentions him specifically in command, however, in his report on the Campaign.
The Official Records Order of Battle also show Col Manning leasing the Regiment, but that was likely based on Col Thomas' report. Further clarification is necessary.
Next in line for command appears to be:
Player, Samuel T. -- Captain Co. A., March 4, 1862. Elected Major September 9, 1862; Lieutenant Colonel May 8, 1863 ; Colonel June 9, 1863. Elected to Georgia Senate and resigned March 24, 1864. (Born in 1818.)
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Fleming, David Green, Historical Sketch of Company G, 8th Georgia, CSA, The Hawkinsville GA Dispatch, July 24, 1879, p. 3 - found online at the Fleming family geneology site.;
Death Date: 9/9/1862?
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