William A. Mann
Major General, United States Army
GENERAL W. A. MANN DIES AT AGE 80
Retired Officer Began Service in Army in 1875
Retired as Brigadier in 1918
In Sioux Indian War
Was in Philippines and Cuba
Also Won Gallantry Star at El Caney Battle
WASHINGTON, October 8, 1934 – Major General William A. Mann, retired, died at his residence in the Highlands Apartments today. He was 80 years old.
He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1854, and was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1875, being commissioned in the Infantry. He was advanced through the various grades to Brigadier General in 1915 and was retired for age in 1918, after having been Major General from August 5, 1917 to March 4, 1918. He was promoted to Major General, retired, in 1930.
General Mann was in the Sioux Indian campaign from 1890 to 1891 and was with the Fifth Army Corps in Cuba in 1898, participating in the battle of El Caney and the siege of Santiago. He received a Silver Star for gallantry in action at El Caney.
He served in the Philippines in 1899, participating in many actions against insurgents, and in 1907 was Chief of Staff of the Army in Cuba.
He was graduated from the Army Was College in 1905 and served several times on the General Staff. In 1903 he was a member of the board for revision of firing regulations of small arms.
He is survived by his widow.
Funeral services will be held at the New York
Avenue Presbyterian Church at 2 P.M. on Wednesday with the Rev. Joseph
R. Sizoo officiating, followed by interment in Arlington National Cemetery,
with full military honors from the Fort Myer gate at 3 P.M.
MANN, WILLIAM A
MANN, ELSIE M W/O WILLIAM A
Posted: 2 December 2007