Posted By Norman Gasbarro on November 7, 2016
The name “Hiram Mann” appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Civil War veteran who was not member of the Heilner G.A.R. Post in Lykens.
Who was he?
In the 1860 Census for East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, a Hiram Mann was located, age 11, household of George Mann, a shoemaker of that place.
No evidence has been seen to indicate that this Hiram Mann from East Stroudsburg is the same person who appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument. It he served, he would have been underage during the war, unless his age was incorrectly reported in the 1860 census.
However, no person named Hiram Mann was found in the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Card File or in Steve Maczuga’s Pennsylvanians in the Civil War. Also, no Military Index Card or Pension Index Card was found in the Fold3 records.
If any reader of this blog has knowledge of Hiram Mann, who is named on the Lykens Monument, and of his service in the Civil War, please add the information as a comment to this post or send it by e-mail.