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 Frederick Nicholls Crouch

Frederick Nicholls Crouch

Birth
Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 18 Aug 1896 (aged 88)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot A-52
Memorial ID 8190619 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Kathleen
  • Added: 17 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8190619
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Nicholls Crouch (31 Jul 1808–18 Aug 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8190619, citing Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .