High Street in Ipswich dates back to the arrival of the first English settlers in 1633. Samuel Newman, a grocer, built this High Street home in 1762. A century later it was home to Leighton Wilson Manning, who grew up in Ipswich, and his wife, Caroline Stockwell, who was from Somerville. When their son, William Stockwell Manning, turned 18, he volunteered to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Serving with Company K, 29th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Manning and his attachment were sent to dislodge Confederate soldiers from a ditch during the battle of Fort Saunders in Tennessee. Manning got separated from his unit and jumped into a ditch with 200 Confederate soldiers. He used the sounds of advancing troops to convince them more Union soldiers were on the way and they surrendered. Private Manning received the Congressional Medal of Honor in December, 1864 for his heroics that day. Additionally, Manning is also credited with preventing the capture of the crew of the USS Congress when that ship was sunk by the CSS Merrimac. After the war, Manning returned to Massachusetts, where he worked in the wholesale grocery business. He and his wife Delia settled in his mother's hometown, Somerville. The second photo is of Private Manning. He and Delia are buried in the Ipswich Burying Ground, not far from his childhood home. Joseph died in 1905 and Delia in 1931.