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Frederick Nicholls Crouch
Birth: Jul. 31, 1808, England
Death: Aug. 18, 1896
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Acclaimed composer of over 2000 ballads and two operas. Born in England in 1808, he emigrated to America in 1849 where he found employment at Richmond, Virginia's St. Paul's Episcopal Church. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the Confederacy and he was in the Confederate Army throughout the entire war, serving with distinction. It was during this time of war that Crouch composed his most famous and haunting song, "Kathleen Mavourneen" which quickly became a favorite of the Confederates and was sung around the soldiers' campfires almost nightly. The song was featured in the 1994 film "Gettysburg" and it was sung in the Confederate camp the night before Pickett's Charge. It is still heard frequently to this day. Following the war, Crouch went on composing and he also taught music and singing. There has been controversy about the authorship of the song "Oh how I hate to get up in the morning", some saying that Irving Berlin composed it and others equally adamant that Crouch had the honors. Recent research has shown, however, that Crouch was the actual composer, writing the song to cheer up his fellow Confederate soldiers. Frederick Nicholls Crouch was buried with honors on Confederate Hill in Baltimore's Loudon Park Cemetery. (bio by: Kathleen) 
 
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  Ciantha Mawdsley*
 
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Burial:
Loudon Park Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: A-52
 
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Originally Created by: Kathleen
Record added: Dec 17, 2003
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Hey great great great great grandad, what a privilege it is to know you a little bit, well by your music and from the history you left behind. I feel so proud to have a family member who had such an exhilarating, existence, it is an honour to be related t...(Read more)
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