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Federal (USV)


Peter Mann

(1807 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 52 year old weaver in Enfield, CT. He enlisted on 21 September 1861 and mustered as a Private in Company B, 8th Connecticut Infantry on 27 September.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the groin in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He died in a field hospital near Sharpsburg on 27 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic casualty information from Banks1 and Major Ward's after-action report. His service from the Record.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Isabella Hart (1810-1855) in September 1831 in Scotland and they had as many as 10 children between 1833 and 1852, all born in America. He married again, the widow Ann Martin Dyson (1824-1890) in 1857. She had two children from her first marriage and they had 2 daughters together; the second, Antietam Burnside Mann (1863-1943) was born 4 months after her father's death.


1807 in SCOTLAND


09/27/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Thompsonville Cemetery, Enfield, CT


1   Banks, John, Connecticut Antietam Death List, Connecticut: self-published, 2013  [AotW citation 12523]

2   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, p. 335  [AotW citation 30588]