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Source: Nell Wise Wechter Private Collection

Letter from E.B. Mann to his parents

Stark fla December the 16th 1860
     Parents I take my pen in hand to address you A few lines lines to inform you I'm well at present and I hope these few lines may find you enjoying the Same blessing that I now enjoy I have nothing to write we have verry cold weather and the dryest I reckon you ever Saw in life we had quite A good crop year in florida this year the [this line obliterated by a crease] but it got pretty well ______? before they got done you must write Soon for I have not heard from home Since August Please give my verry best respects to the widow Midyett and tell her to keep her cap Set till I come and give my love to all enquiring friends.
     Nothing more but remain yours for ever
            /s/ E.B. Mann

Joseph B. Mann

1850 Tyrrell Co., NC

Mann, Joseph Senr 58 farmer NC
Mann, Mary 49   NC
Mann, Cary A. 27   NC
Mann, Edward B. 23 laborer NC
Mann, Benjamin B. 21 laborer NC
Mann, Thomas E. 18 laborer NC
Mann, Elizabeth 15   NC
Mann, Frances 8   NC

1860 Alachua Co., FL (17th Division - PO: Starke Sta. Fla. R.R.; Waldo) - June 2, 1860

Lyman Hall 33 farmer $1000 / $1600 GA
Elizabeth Hall 24     GA
Martha Hall 8     GA
Edwd B. Mann 33 day laborer   NC

American Civil War Soldiers
Edward B. Mann enlisted in the Confederacy in Gainesville, Fla. as a Private on March 20, 1862 in Co. C, 7th Infantry Regiment.  He was killed at Taylor Gap, Ga. on Feb. 25, 1864 while still serving in this company.

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