A Guide to the Rufus Brooks Mann Papers, 1862-1869
Rufus Brooks Mann (1832-1902), educator, Texas Ranger, and Confederate soldier, was born in North Carolina in 1832. Mann graduated from the University of North Carolina and in 1859-1860 he moved to Mt. Vernon, Texas where he served as head of the Franklin Academy. In 1861, Mann married Mollie (Mary Eudora) Fanning (1839-1893).
Mann joined the Titus County Mount Vernon Grays, 8th Brigade of the Texas State Troops, a division of the Texas Rangers. He was mustered into service in the Confederate States Army in 1862. He was stationed at Camp Lubbock, Texas and saw action in Arkansas.
The Rufus Brooks Mann Civil War Letters, 1862-1869, contain correspondence between Mann and his wife and personal documents. The bulk of the letters were written by Mann's wife, Mary Eudora "Mollie" Fanning Mann, from Mt. Vernon, Texas to Mann in the field during the Civil War. Topics cover daily events at Mt. Vernon during the Civil War. Also included are a letter from Rufus to Mollie, Rufus’s temporary discharge and Baccalaureate diploma, an invitation to a commencement ball, and Rufus Mann’s local correspondence at Mt. Vernon.
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[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Rufus Brooks Mann Papers (AR.273). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
The Rufus Mann Civil War Papers were donated to the Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records, by Doris S. Moore in 2008.
Processed by Lauren Goodley, October 2009.
This collection has been digitized. See Detailed Description of the Collection below. PDF links were taken from: Texas General Land Office Land Grant Database Input: Original Grantee: Mann, Rufus.
Detailed Description of the Collection