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Manly, Ralza Morse


Age: 40, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 16th NH INF, 1st US CCAV
Service: Chaplain, 16th NH INF; Chaplain, 1st USCC [College: WU 49]. Methodist-Episcopal, post-war Virginia Freedmen's Bureau

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Birth: 01/16/1822, Dorset, VT
Death: 09/16/1897

Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kenyon Luce
Findagrave Memorial #: 25421577


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/4/1890, MA; widow Mary P., 10/1/1897, CA
Portrait?: Findagrave, Encyclopedia Virginia
College?: WU 49
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


3rd Great Grandfather of Floyd E. Guliford, Shawnee, KS

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Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA

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San Diego
Special Correspondence

An esteemed resident and a distinguished educator in the broadest sense, Prof. Ralza Morse Manly, died Thursday, and the funeral was held yesterday from the Congregational Church. Mr. Manly established the Virginia Freedman's (sic) Bureau and was kept at its head for twenty years. Then he was a member of Wellesley's faculty for a number of years. He was 75 years old.

Source: Los Angeles Evening Express, 18 Sep 1897
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux

See also articles in the Encyclopedia Virginia, the Library of Virginia, and a National Archives article, The Freedmen's Bureau, in their African American Heritage project, related to his work with the Virginia Freedmen's Bureau immediately after the war.