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Federal (USV)


Daniel P Mann

(1811 - ?)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: Independent Company, Oneida (NY) Cavalry

Before Antietam

He had service during the Mexican War period (1846-48) in the US Army Quartermaster's Department as a Master Teamster (wagonmaster).

In 1861, by then a 49 year old Oneida businessman, he got authority from the Governor to raise a Company of cavalry, enrolled with them at Oneida on 10 August 1861, and mustered as Captain of the Oneida Cavalry on 4 September (his commission wasn't issued until 12 November 1866).

On the Campaign

He was in command of Company, assigned as Headquarters Escort, Army of the Potomac in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He and the Company served as HQ escort for the rest of the war. He mustered out at Rochester on 10 December 1864 at the end of his term of service.

References & notes

His basic service from Phisterer.1

More on the Web

Fort Mann - a temporary outpost on the Santa Fe Trail in Kansas (1847-48), which he helped build - was named for him.


1811; Smithtown, NY


1   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. II, pp. 1187-1188  [AotW citation 26127]