(c. 1844 - 1875)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 17 year old student at Hot Springs, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 17th Mississippi Infantry on 27 May 1861 in Corinth. He was sick in a hospital in June and July and again in August 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to his left arm and right chest in action and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was paroled by 27 September and treated at US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD from 20 to 28 November 1862 and at USA General Hospital #1 from January to March 1863. He was transferred to the Camden Street Hospital in Baltimore, on to Fort McHenry on 6 March, and finally to Fortress Monroe, VA on the 13th, probably for exchange. He was in the CS General Hospital in Petersburg, VA by 18 March, was furloughed home to Mississippi to at least June 1863.
He was back with his Company in August but was later detailed as a nurse to tend the wounded at Knoxville, TN, and was captured there on 5 December (or 29 November) 1863. He was a held in Nashville, briefly in the Louisville (KY) Military Prison in January 1864, then at Rock Island Barracks, IL until 25 February 1865. He was in Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA by 6 March 1865 and furloughed home on 9 March. He appears on a list of paroled prisoners at Memphis, TN in May 1865.
After the War
He was farming the Delta in Mississippi by 1875.
At the age of 32 he brought in a bumper crop and was on his way home from the sale when he was set upon by thieves, robbed and severely beaten. "He dragged himself home, laid down and died," according to his wife, Rosa Ward Mann, who had two small children, and was pregnant with her third.
References & notes
More on the Web
The quote above and the story of Rosa and her children's lives after Andrew died are among family lore related by Great Grandson Gerald Mann in Beasts in my Basement, Angels in my Attic, online from Santa Fe Good News magazine. There's an excellent photograph of Andrew and Rosa (c. 1870) online from family genealogist Mike Chapline.
c. 1844 in MS
10/04/1875; burial in Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, MS