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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

James D. Mann

(Ap'd Ind.)


James Defrees Mann: Born May 15, 1854, Syracuse, IN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 12, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Dec. 12, 1877, to July 4, 1878, — Scouting, to Aug. 29, 1878, — Camp Ruhlen, Dak., Aug. 29, 1878 (leave of absence, Dec. 20, 1879, to Apr. 18, 1880), to June 18, 1881, — and Camp Cook, Mon., as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of troops guarding construction parties of the Northern Pacific Railroad, to Dec. 12, 1881; on leave of absence, to Mar. 12, 1882; on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., May 7, 1882, to Aug. 19, 1883; in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 3, 1885; on delay and leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1885; and on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., to Aug. 10, 1886, — Ft. Buford, Dak., to Sep. 29, 1886, — Ft. Keogh, Mon., to Nov. 1, 1886 (sick leave of absence, to Apr. 30, 1887), — Ft. Meade, Dak., to July 25, 1887, — and on the march to and at Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(First Lieutenant of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, June 22, 1890)

Served: At Fort Riley, Kan., to Jan. 15, 1891. — Engaged with hostile Indians at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, where he "conducted himself with marked ability and courage" (Orders No. 21, Headquarters 7th Cavalry, Feb. 14, 1891). While on the skirmish line with his troop, Dec. 30, he received the wound which resulted in his death.

Died Jan. 15, 1891, at Fort Riley, Kan.,
of wounds received at White Clay Creek, S. D., Dec. 30, 1890: Aged 38.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1891.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Mann's birth data are from his AOG obituary; his middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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