James Manning, Civil War Soldier


James Manning
Born in Ireland,_Son of John Manning,_by occupation a Laborer,_Unmarried,_at the age of 23 enlsited for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols._Company D._Mustered into service October 15, 1862.
He participated in every important movement in North Carolina, into which the regiment was called,_Goldsboro Expedition, Trent Road reconnoissances, at Plymouth, and the Gum Swamp Expedition.
After the return of the troops from Gum Swamp, Manning with others volunteered to go back into the Swamp and to search for the missing men, who had fallen out there through fatigue, and who were exposed to a terrible death. This brave act was highly, complimented in a General Order, issued by Colonel {Shurtleff} and read before the regiment next day on dress parade.
May 28th, 1863, Manning re-enlisted for three years in the Heavy Artillery. Was furloughed 30 days, and visited Chicopee.


ca. 1861-1865


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“James Manning, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed January 16, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2535.