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Confederate (CSV)


Franklin Manning


(1841 - 1911)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: University of North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Son of one of the wealthiest planters in Marlboro County, he was a 19 year old Junior at Chapel Hill when he enlisted as Sergeant, Company K, 8th South Carolina Infantry on 13 April 1861. He was commissioned Lieutenant in July 1861 and was was elected Captain at the reorganization of May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right arm between his elbow and shoulder in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

The shattered bone was removed from his arm, which disabled him for further field service. He was detailed as an enrolling officer at Cheraw, SC from January 1863 to the end of the war.

After the War

He successfully farmed his share of the family plantation at Hilson Bay he inherited in 1862, living in the big house his father's slaves built in 1831, and he was there for the rest of his life. He was elected to the State Militia and commissioned Lieutenant Colonel by Governor Hampton in 1877, and was an active Mason. He served a term in the state legislature representing his County from 1899-1900.

References & notes

His service information from the Rolls 1 and Brasington's Roster,2 whih says his arm was amputated. Personal details from family genealogists, notably William Harris Manning in Our Kin (1958), and the US Census of 1860 - 1910. He was one of 8 brothers, all of whom served in the Confederate Army. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Clarissa Ann "Kate" Covington (1840-1926) in 1862 and they had 7 children. She graduated from Columbia (SC) College in 1859 and taught school before she married.


12/29/1841; Clio, Marlboro District, SC


05/06/1911; Hebron, SC; burial in Hebron Cemetery, Clio, SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company K, 8th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24296]

2   Brasington, William Albert "Bil", 8th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry (Rosters), Published 2014, first accessed 27 January 2018, <>, Source page: /8scvicok.html  [AotW citation 24297]