2034Re: [TalkAntietam] Capt. Joseph Crane Audenried
- Jun 1, 2005Tom,
Yow, Thanks. Guess I know who to ask!
On Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at 11:33 PM, Thomas Clemens wrote:
> 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.
> else you want to know? :-)
> Info comes from Heitman and "An Unremaining Glory" by Mary Elizabeth
> Tom Clemens
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