Henry Manga was born in in 1832 in Michigan.
In 1860 there was a 28-year-old farmer named Henry Manga, born in New York, married to New York native Rachel (b. 1836), and both were living in Lebanon, Clinton County.
Henry was 29 years old and probably living in Lansing, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company D on May 13, 1861. He was wounded on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, and subsequently hospitalized in July and August. He allegedly deserted on September 21 at Upton’s Hill, Virginia, but in fact was missing in action.
Henry officially returned to the Regiment on February 10, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but was in fact detailed as a guard at the arsenal in Philadelphia, and was on detached service in Philadelphia from March through May. He was mustered out on June 20, 1864, at Detroit.
It is not known if Henry ever returned to Michigan after his discharge from the army.
He was married to Pennsylvania native Rebecca, and they had at least three children: George (b. 1861), William (b. 1864) and Tilla (b. 1870).
Henry and his family were living in Pennsylvania in 1861, 1864 and by 1870 had settled in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware. Henry worked as a laborer for most of his life. By 1890 he was working as a laborer and living at 2937 Alter Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1883 he applied for and received a pension (no. 830490).
Henry died on July 1, 1915, in Philadelphia, and was presumably buried there.
In 1915 his widow applied for and received a pension (no. 794776).