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Federal (USV)


Philip McManus

(1829 - 1904)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to America from Ireland with his sister Rosannah (Rosa) and arrived in Philadelphia in May 1855 at age 24. He married in Floyd County, IN the next year. He was a 32 year old laborer in Stinesville when he mustered as Corporal, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right shoulder and by a piece of shell to the left thigh and groin in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm and Smoketown Hospitals near Sharpsburg. He was discharged for wounds at Smoketown on 30 March 1863.

After the War

At the 1870 Census he was living in Beanblossom Township, Monroe County, IN, and working in a sawmill. By 1880 he had bought and was working a farm in Greensburg, Knox County, MO.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as Phillip McMannis, and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 Further personal information from a report by family genealogist Patrick McDonald. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His stone spells his name Philip McManas.


08/1829; County Fermanagh, IRELAND


12/17/1904; Edina, MO; burial in Saint Joseph Old Cemetery, Edina, MO


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 300  [AotW citation 18578]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 316  [AotW citation 18579]