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William Auman
Brigadier General, United States Army
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William Auman of Pennsylvania
Appointed from Pennsylvania, Private, Company B, 25th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 18 April to 29 July1862
Corporal and Sergeant, Company G, 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 29 September 1862to 23 July 1864
Second Lieutenant, 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry,24 July 1864
First Lieutenant, 12 September 1864
Captain, 4 June 1865
Breveted Captain of Volunteers, 2 April 1865, for gallant and meritorious services before Petersburg, Virginia
Honorably mustered out 17 July 1865
Second Lieutenant, 13th U. S. Infantry, 11 May 1866
First Lieuenant, 5 October 1867
Regimental Quartermaster, 1 January 1870 to 1 August 1871
Captain, 26 march 1879
Major, 26April 1898
Lieutenant Colonel, 21st U. S. Infantry, 7 September 1900
Transferred to the 13th U. S. Infantry, 11 March 1901
Colonel, 29th U. S. Infantry, 16 October 1901
Brigadier General, 16 April 1902
Retired 10 May 1902
Henry Auman came to this country as a British soldier, for the British crown. He was taken prisoner by General Washington at Trenton, New Jersey, and after the Revolutionary War settled in Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was a great grandfather of the late Samuel and Lieutenant William Auman, of Pottsville, the latter of the United States army, retired and living in New York.
May 17, 1868: Captain Wm. Auman (then a 1st lieutenant), in addition to being in command of B Company was the post quartermaster, and when the Indians appeared his first thought was to secure the government animals which were grazing a quarter of a mile from the post.

Armed with a rifle he proceeded to the corral, mounted a horse, and accompanied by one of the teamsters rode out and secured the animals while the hostile Indians were within two hundred yards of the herd.

After the animals had been put in the corral he went where one of the field pieces had opened fire, and finding that the piece was loaded with shell the fuse of which was uncut, he cut one fuse with his pocket knife and started for the magazine for a fuse knife. At this juncture he received a bullet wound in the left foot, the ball passing through the instep and causing a most painful and serious wound.


AUMAN, WILLIAM
Brigadier General, United States Army
DATE OF DEATH: 05/21/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 916WS
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AUMAN, BESSIE D/O GEN AUMAN
DATE OF DEATH: 02/19/1875
BURIED AT: SECTION OFF C  SITE 916
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 DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AUMAN

AUMAN, EMMA E
WIFE OF WILLIAM AUMAN
DATE OF DEATH: 02/21/1919
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 916ES
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AUMAN, FRANK R S/O GEN AUMAN
DATE OF DEATH: 03/28/1888
BURIED AT: SECTION OFC C  SITE 916
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 SON OF WILLIAM AUMAN

AUMAN, WILLIE
DATE OF DEATH: 03/12/1888
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 916
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 SON OF WILLIAM AUMAN


Posted: 6 August 2005 Updated: 23 June 2008