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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Joseph C. Audenried

(Ap'd Pa.)


Joseph Crain Audenried: Born Nov. 6, 1839, Marshall, MI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 24, 1861.

First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, as Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.D. Tyler, being engaged in the Action of Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 1861, — and Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862, being attached to 2d Artillery till Dec. 1, 1861, — as Adjutant, 6th Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1861, to July 21, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of 1st Cavalry Brigade, Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — Action of Hanover C. H., May 27, 1862, — and as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Sumner, July 10, 1862; in

(Captain, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Aug. 20, 1862)

the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, where he was wounded;

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 17, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Antietam, Md.)

In the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to Apr., 1863, being engaged as Aide-de‑Camp to General Sumner in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; on the staff of Major-General Wool, Apr., 1863; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant, June 20 to Oct. 1, 1863, being engaged in the Siege of Vicksburg, June 20 to July 4, 1863; and as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman, Oct. 1, 1863, to June 3, 1880, being engaged in the March from Memphis to Chattanooga, Ten., Oct. 1 to Nov. 20, 1863, participating in the Action at Colliersville, Oct. 11, 1863, — Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 24‑25, 1863, — March to the relief of Knoxville, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 1863, and return to Chattanooga and thence to Vicksburg, Dec., 1863, to Jan., 1864, — Expedition to Meridian, Mis., Feb. 1‑25, 1864, — Atlanta Campaign, May to Sep., 1864, participating in or present at the Battles of Resaca, May 14‑15, New Hope Church, May 25‑28, Kenesaw Mountain, June 20 to July 2, Atlanta, July 22, and Jonesborough, Sep. 1, — and Siege of Atlanta, July 22 to Sep. 2, 1864, — March to the Sea, Nov. 14, terminating with

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 1, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Atlanta Campaign)

the Capture of Savannah, Dec. 21, 1864, — Invasion of the Carolinas, Jan. 15 to Apr. 26, 1865, participating or present at the Battles of Averysborough,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Mar. 16, and Bentonville, Mar. 20‑21, Capture of Raleigh, Apr. 13, and Surrender of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. E. Johnston's Rebel Army at Durham Station, Apr. 26, 1865, — March to Richmond and Washington, D. C., Apr. 28 to May 24, 1865.

Served: as Aide-de‑Camp to General Sherman, Oct. 1, 1863, to June 3,

 p825  (Captain, 6th Cavalry, July 1, 1866)

1880, at the headquarters of the Civilian of the Mississippi, June 25, 1865, to Aug. 11, 1866, — of the Division of the Missouri, Aug. 11, 1866, to Mar., 1869, — and at headquarters of the Armies of the United

(Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑Camp to the General-in‑chief, Mar. 8, 1869)

States, Mar. 8, 1869, to June 3, 1880.

Died, June 3, 1880, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 41.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Audenried's birthdate is from the Audenried Window in St. John's Church, La­fayette Square, Washington, D. C., as transcribed in the book on that church by Richard F. Grimmett, p130.

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