James Defrees Mann – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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James Defrees Mann of Indiana
Appointed from Indiana, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1873 (36)
Second Lieutenant, 7th U. S. Cavalry, 15 June 1877
First Lieutenant, 22 July 1890
Died 15 January 1891 of wounds received in action with Sioux Indians at White Clay Creek, South Dakota, 30 December 1890.


The loss in this engagement was one enlisted man killed; Lieutenant James D. Mann, and six enlisted men wounded. Lieutenant Mann died of his wound, at Fort Riley, Kansas, on the 15th January, 1891. The loss among the Indians is unknown.

The harsh contest on White Clay Creek, South Dakota, that occurred on December 30, 1890, one day after the infamous Wounded Knee massacre.

While pursuing Sioux Indians at White Clay Creek, South Dakota, elements of the 7th cavalry will engage in a skirmish. Captain Charles Varnum, company B, First Sergeant Theodore Ragnar, company K, farrier Richard Nolan, company I, will win the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery.

MANN, J D
1ST LT 7TH U S CAV

  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/15/1891
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 31-B
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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