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2034Re: [TalkAntietam] Capt. Joseph Crane Audenried

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  • Stephen Recker
    Jun 1, 2005
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      Tom,

      Yow, Thanks. Guess I know who to ask!

      Stephen

      On Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at 11:33 PM, Thomas Clemens wrote:

      > Steve,
      > Joseph Crain Audenried was born in 11/6/1839 in Pottsville, PA and
      > appt'd. to USMA 1857, graduating 17th in the June class of 1861, not to
      > be confused witht he May class of 1861. Appt'd. Lt. in the 3rd Cav,
      > served as an aide to Gen. Tyler at Bull Run in 1861, (with Lt. Patrick
      > O'Rorke). became Adj't. of the 6th Cav and served as an aide to Sumner
      > until Sumner's death in 1863. Wounded at Antietam and brevetted Capt.
      > for his service there. Served as Grant's aide and then served on
      > Sherman's staff for the rest of his life. He is described a a ideal
      > aide. He died at 40 in 1880, and was much lamented by Sherman, then
      > C-in-C of US Army. Withion six months of Audenried's death Sherman
      > began an affair with his widow, which went on for years. He is burried
      > at West Point, across the path from his classmate G.A. Custer.
      > Anything
      > else you want to know? :-)
      > Info comes from Heitman and "An Unremaining Glory" by Mary Elizabeth
      > Sergent.
      > Tom Clemens
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