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Mangham Confederate Soldiers' Graves
(Updated 3/21/04)
"They sleep beneath the mockingbird. . . ."
Momentarily "Shenandoah" will load for you to listen to while you peruse the pictures. . .

(If you have other photos, please send them to me for publication on this site; note that several locations are known, but I still need a photo! Any and all assistance most welcome!)

  Here is a kind remark from a distant cousin:

Oh, Dana! What a fine job you did with the Mangham website! This is the first time I've seen my great granddaddy's marker (Charles A. Mangham). Thank you for the generous gift to our family.    Bev

Sgt.  John Willis Mangham
5th Ga. & 2nd Ga. Battalion Sharpshooters
Upson County, Ga.
(This is my great-great-grandfather; his brothers Will, Wiley, Nat, and Bob are below)

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 Lieut. William Decatur "Will" Mangham
13th Ga. & 1st Ga. Reserves
Pike County, Ga.

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Sgt.  Wiley James Mangham
27th Ga.
Pike County, Ga.
(Note: someone recently obtained a government grave marker and emplaced it here--thanks!)

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Cpl.  Charles Absalem "Nat" Mangham
13th Ga.
Panola County, Tex.
(Note: This is a memorial marker in Carthage, Texas, where Nat and his family lived for several decades after he left Georgia following the Civil War.  Nat Mangham is actually buried in Kaufman.)

Thanks to Eileen Mangham Honeycutt, a great-granddaughter of Nat Mangham, we now have a photo of his actual burial place in Kaufman, Texas. Thanks!

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 Robert Jackson "Bob" Mangham
Pike County, Georgia
Note: Bob's service in the war is unproven, but the best evidence indicates he spent at least some time with his brothers in the Army of Northern Virginia.
Thanks to his descendant Ray Mangham, here's a photo of Bob's resting place in the old family cemetery in Pike County.

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 Capt. John H. Mangham
13th Ga.


(Note: John's place and date of death are  unknown, although some evidence indicates that he died in Alabama. I recently found evidence that he was alive and in business in Griffin, Spalding Co., Georgia, as late as 1880. If anyone knows his grave's whereabouts, please contact me!
His only son, Wiley C. Mangham, is buried at Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama; this photo is courtesy of Becky Carden.)

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 Col. Samuel Watson Mangham
5th Ga., 6th Ga. State Gd., 22nd Ga. Hvy. Arty
Spalding Co., Ga.

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Col.  Thomas Woodward Mangham
2nd Ga. Batt. & 30th Ga.
Bibb Co., Ga.
(See Tom's picture here)

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2nd Lieut. John C. Mangham, Jr.
Sergeant, Georgia Light Infantry ; subsequently 2nd Lieut., 13th U.S. Infantry
(Mexican War)

          John is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.  He was the eldest brother of Sam and Tom Mangham (see above). John served in the Mexican War as a sergeant in the 1st Georgia Vols., was appointed a 2nd Lieut. in the newly-raised 13th U.S. Infantry, and finished his military service as adjutant of the regiment.
Born July 24, 1824, John died Nov. 18, 1851.
Their mother Ann is buried next to John, Jr., and his sister Ann A. (Mangham) Ellis.

(Photo courtesy of my aunt, Lucy GordonMangham)

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 Sgt. Willis Austin Mangham (II)
30th Ga.
Butts Co., Ga.

(Courtesy of Asa Mangham)

Can anybody find a picture of his father's grave in Butts County? James M .Mangham served in the Georgia Militia in the War of 1812, and died in the late 1860s.

Photo needed!!

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Pvt.  James O. Mangham
5th Ga. State Guard
Taylor Co., Ga.
(See his photo here)

(Photo courtesy of Millie Stewart.)

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Pvt.  James M. D. Mangham
61st Ala.
Chambers County, Ala.
(Note: this photo of James did not appear in my book)

(Courtesy of Jean Ennis)

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 Wiley Paul Mangham
CSA soldier
Chambers County, Ala.
(see his two photos here; a different one is in the book)

(Photo courtesy of Dale Mangrum, a descendant)

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Pvt.  John Henry Mangham
30th Ala. & Anderson's Bty. Va. Artillery
Montgomery Co., Ala.

 Well, the mystery continues! John Henry Mangham, who seemed to go by "Henry" in the 1850 census, wound up drawing a pension for many years as "William H. Mangham." That's especially strange, as his brother (?) William A. Mangham already bore that first name. After "William H. Mangham"  died in 1910, he was buried as a Confederate veteran. Both William A. and John H./"William H." were privates.
       Now, the mystery is: how and when did the name on his monument get changed to Willis, with the rank of sergeant? (That's the name & rank of a very well-documented brother who served in Company A, 30th Georgia Infantry; Willis enlisted back in Butts County, Georgia, where "William H. Mangham" was born in 1828, according to pension records. This veteran rests in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery County, Alabama.

- Photo courtesy of Steven Edwards, who is researching the 59th Alabama's "Fitzpatrick Blues." He's also working to help catalog and mark many veterans' graves. If you have info about the 59th, contact him at
Thanks, Steven!
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 James A. Mangham
CSA soldier
Mobile Co., Ala.  

(I will work with the Magnolia Cemetery staff in Mobile to place a Confederate grave marker on James' nameless headstone (left). City interment records conclusively demonstrate that he is buried in this specific plot, next to some of his Spencer relatives. The plot was owned by his Kirby in-laws.)

   Note: these pallbearers were all veterans of the Civil War
Mayrant: 3rd Ala.; 22nd Ala.
Case: 5th Ala. and/or 8th Ala.
Chandler: 32nd Ala.; 36th Ala.
Sibley: Barlow's Ala. Co., 15th C.S. Cav.
Sossaman: 21st Ala.
Rapier: 7th La. & La. Zouave Bns.

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Pvt.  Thomas J. Mangham
1st Miss. Lt. Artillery
Washington Co., Miss.

(Photo courtesy of Dan McCaskill)

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Pvt.  Francis Joseph Mangham
1st Miss. Lt. Arty.
Yazoo Co., Miss.

Photo needed!! Pending determination of his place of interment, here is a picture of his son William's grave [left], alongside William's wife, Lucy Pauline Mangham. They lie in the city cemetery in Yazoo City--Frank & his wife are likely in a nearby Methodist cemetery, or else their grave markers have decayed or been removed. Can you help?

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Cpl.  Henry Grant Mangham
Benton's La. Battery
Richland Parish, La.

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Lieut.  Wiley Persons Mangham
1st Ala. Bn.
Morehouse Parish, La.
(click here to see a picture of Wiley)


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Lieut.  Thomas Jefferson Mangham
1st Ala. Bn., 25th Ala., 10th Ala.
Lincoln Parish, La.

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Sgt.  Arthur Green Mangham, Jr.
11th La. Bn. & Consolidated Crescent La. Regt.
Red River Parish, La.
(Note: the author's eldest brother, Gordon, took this picture of Dana in the old Mangham "Tanyard Cemetery" near Coushatta)

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Pvt.  Josiah ThomasMangham
28th Louisiana Infantry (Gray's)
Coryell Co., Tex.

(Note: Thanks to Dale Sadler, LTC (Ret.), USAF, for finding this broken gravestone in his family cemetery and taking the time to look me up! Our house in Harker Heights, near Fort Hood, was only about 15-20 miles away from this graveyard, but I never knew it at the time. Josiah Thomas Mangham, as it turns out, obviously joined his uncle Arthur Green Mangham & his son Arthur Jr., in a postwar trek to the Bell & Coryell county areas. This gravestone specifically identifies that Josiah Thomas Mangham was born in Granville County, NC.)

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 Pvt. John R. Mangham
Terry's Texas Rangers
(8th Texas Cavalry)
Nashville, Tenn.

Note: Thanks to Tim Burgess for this photo (below, left) of the Confederate monument in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, and to Troy Groves, whose Terry's Texas Ranger's website provided the information that John is buried here. He and hundreds of his comrades died of measles in 1861, and most of their individual graves are unmarked. Go to Troy's great webpage at tn_mt_olivett.html.
John is listed in the cemetery records as "Joseph R. Mangrum," which mixes his cousin's first name with the "Mangrum" spelling so common in Tennessee. His cousin, Joseph M. Mangum (note spelling), was discharged from the same company (due to illness) just day's after John's death.  Joe returned to Texas, later soldiered in other units, and lived long after the war down in Gonzales County. Thanks to his descendant Beth Parsley, here is a picture of Joe Mangum's  final resting place. He lies with his wife Mattie under a beautiful old oak tree in Gonzales County, Texas.
It's nice to reunite these cousins who parted so sorrowfully back in 1861.


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Sgt.  Willis W. Mangham
21st Tex. Cavalry
Bell Co., Tex.

(Note: Carolyn Shealy Mangham, the author's daughter [age 7 in 1998], stands next the grave of her first cousin, six times removed. Our house in Harker Heights, near Fort Hood, was only 11 miles away from this graveyard, to which all remains & markers were moved when a nearby reservoir was built.)

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Cpl.  Charles Arthur Mangham
18th Ala.
Bexar Co., Tex.

(Photo courtesy of Andrea Scioneaux.
Thanks so much for tracking this one down while you were in San Antonio!)

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On July 28, 2002, our branch of the Mangham family lost another veteran.

My father,  Jesse Roger Mangham--always Roger or J.R. to friends and family--passed away while visiting his sister and other relatives in Decatur, Georgia. A resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since the early 1950s, he was born in Plains, Sumter County, Georgia, on Nov. 18, 1922. He was raised in Columbus, Muscogee County.

He was a veteran of the US Army Air Forces in World War II. The picture of him (below) was taken while on leave or pass in Atlanta, either in 1944 or 1945. He and my mother, Ethel Shealy Webster of Talbot County, were married in Atlanta on June 6, 1943.

He is buried in Baton Rouge.