"The Buckeye Vanguard--The Forty-ninth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865" by Richard F. Mann
We are very proud to announce that the long awaited book, The Buckeye Vanguard is going to press. Pre-publication orders are being taken now. This book, written by the late Richard F. Mann and edited by Mark Holbrook, is a history of the 49th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Containing over 100 photos and illustrations and drawing from hundreds of letters, diaries and accounts from the men of the 49th Ohio Infantry, this book is a must for those who have studied the campaigns of Willich's Brigade. You may order a copy of this book at www.littlemiamibooks.com for $29.50 plus $3.00 mailing.
We urge everyone to purchase a copy of this book. It was the life's work of our late friend, Dick Mann and deserves a place on every Civil War buffs book shelf. Much of the information found on the pages of The Buckeye Vanguard cannot be found anywhere else.
RICHARD F. MANN---49TH OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY HISTORIAN
Richard F. " Dick" Mann, 62, of Fostoria, passed away Monday, November 9, 2009 at the Toledo Hospital.
Richard was born December 5, 1946 in Tiffin, Ohio to the late David and Helen (Letterhos) Mann. He married Vicki Rader on October 6, 1973 and she preceded him in death July 17, 2009.
Surviving are his son Joshua (Lisa) Mann, Mentor, Ohio, and daughter, Carrie R. Mann, Columbus; sisters, Karen S. Gill, and Joyce A. Mann, both of Tiffin; two grandsons, Jonas and Jaymeson Mann.
Also preceding him in death was a brother, James Mann.
Richard graduated in 1965 from Calvert High School and retired from Autolite with 35 years of service. He also worked at Pizza Palace, Roppe and currently at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-67 in the 10th Infantry stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 450 and ten Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank during his tenure. He also received the Silver Beaver Award. For more than 40 years Richard was an active Civil War re-enactor, he wrote a book on the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was in the process of having it published.
Richard was a member of American Legion Post #73, life member of Fostoria Area Historical Society, member of the Seneca County Genealogy Society, and former K of C # 1197 member. He was past Vice President of the Redmen Club, Treasurer of Fostoria Jr. Baseball for ten years, and the Kaubisch Public Library Trustee for seven years