James Auden

James Auden

Death 1 Feb 1890
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Public Lot 01 Grave 344
Memorial ID 92479195 · View Source
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James Auden, Quartermaster, US Navy, Civil War

Pension Records show service on board USS Brandywine, USS Dakotah and USS Alleghany

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about James Auden
Name: James Auden
Publication: M1279
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 1597
Certification Number: 8074
Fiche Number: 7274

USS Allegheny (1847) — the first United States Navy ship to be so named — was a large (989 long tons (1,005 t)) iron-hulled steamer that served as an American gunboat in the South Atlantic Ocean as well as in the European area. When the American Civil War occurred, Allegheny served the Union cause honorably, doing her part by supporting the Union Navy — because of her large size and operational condition — as a receiving ship.

Allegheny was somewhat different from other gunboats of the time as she was propelled by two eight-bladed horizontal wheels invented by Lieutenant William W. Hunter. Eventually this design proved impractical, and Allegheny was rebuilt as a conventional screw steamer.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 92479195
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Auden (unknown–1 Feb 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92479195, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .