John Mangus

John Mangus StoneJohn Mangus moved to Indiana after the war, probably in 1881. He moved to Ladoga with his wife Sarah and 6 children. His Great-great-great grandfather was Andreas Mangus, who was a Hessian soldier who came to America to fight the British in the Revolutionary War and stayed after the fighting was over. John enlisted in the army in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War and was assigned to Co. E of the 42nd Virginia Infantry. Company E was called the Dixie Grays. He served honorably until he was paroled after the surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse, being the only member of Company E to answer the roll call. The 42nd VA saw action in many battles during the war. Most notable of which were the 2nd Manassas, Harper’s Ferry, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and finally Gettysburg. John Mangus was wounded at Antietam and Chancellorsville. John Chapla, in his history of the 42nd, observed that, “Clearly in the postwar era the surviving members of the Dixie Greys, Co. E of the 42nd Va. Inf., came to believe that he held a special status among the survivors.” John Mangus died in 1921 and is buried at the Ladoga Cemetery.

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