These elegant people are Andrew Jackson Mann and his wife Rosa about five years after the war. Five years later Andrew was dead.

Mann was a Sharpsburg veteran – a Private in Company B, 17th Mississippi Infantry – wounded in the arm and chest and captured there in September 1862. After the war he was a farmer in the Mississippi Delta. In 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.

The photograph above was shared online by family genealogist Mike Chapline.

One Response to “Andrew Jackson Mann and Nancy Rosanna “Rosa” Ward”

  1. Stacey Mann Selman says:

    Hello, Mike,
    I am CF Jr’s granddaughter, Stacey. My dad is Gerald E Mann. I am trying to find our Mann lineage before AJ Mann, but no luck yet. Thank you for all you have done. I hope you are well.

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