Brevet Major General Charles Sigmund Mundee (USA)

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Charles Sigmund Mundee (Mauthner)

Birthplace: Pest, Hungary
Death: June 04, 1871 (46-47)
New York, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Zacharias Mauthner and Theresia Mauthner
Husband of Alice R. Mundee
Father of Alfred Henvieg Mundee; Charles Augustus Mundee; Edmund A.o. Mundee; George Ernest Mundee; Alice M. Mundee and 2 others
Brother of Ignaz Mauthner; Caroline Kanitz; Amalia Epstein and Charlotte Meschorer

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About Brevet Major General Charles Sigmund Mundee (USA)

Major General (Brevet) who was wounded on 19th of October, 1864, the battle of Cedar Creek. Moved from Kansas to Tallahassee, Fl when he was appointed Register of Lands in Florida by President Andrew Johnson.He was Married to Alice R. Mundee. He was Father of George E. Mundee, Charles A. Mundee, Alfred H. Mundee, Charlotte "Lottie" Mundee, Richard, Edmund A.O. Mundee, William F. Mundee, and Alice Mundee. Original name is Mautner after emigrating from Hungary.

Following Bio written by Stephen Beszedits:

Charles Mundee: Brilliant Career and Ignoble Death

 Among the very few Hungarians who emigrated to the United States prior to the events of 1848-49, Mundee was living in Leavenworth, KS, in the 1850s. Despite the tense situation prevailing as pro- and anti-slavery men fought for control of the territory, he enjoyed a comfortable and prosperous living, being a prominent businessman and active participant in public affairs. Mundee was also an ardent and high-profile Mason; as a matter fact, much of what is known about him prior to the Civil War comes from the Masons. After the fall of Fort Sumter, Mundee became captain and assistant adjutant-general in a Kansas unit. Gallantry and conspicuous bravery at the battles of Winchester, Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek and several other engagements earned him a series of commendations and promotions. His finest moment in the war came on April 2, 1865 when he was temporarily in charge of the Vermont Brigade during the siege of Petersburg. For his deeds that day, he was brevetted brigadier-general.  Following the end of the war Mundee was appointed Registrar of Land Office at Tallahassee and moved to Florida with his wife and children. When Florida was constituted a Provisional Department of GAR in February 1868, he became its Commander.  While returning home from a reunion of the Army of the Potomac at Boston in 1871, Mundee stopped in New York City to see some old comrades. For some inexplicable reason, he acquired interest in a seedy saloon. When an irate customer complained to the police that he had been robbed, Mundee was among those arrested. Locked up in the Tombs, he was overcome by convulsions and died a few hours later. The entire sequence of bizarre events was reported in several newspapers throughout the nation. Mundee's friends and associates were baffled because he was a wealthy man of high standing. The prevailing opinion was that he had become mentally unbalanced.

Family records indicate that he was buried at Old City Cemetery in Tallahassee, possibly in the North East Quadrant. Have not yet been able to locate a grave marker.

Mándy Ignác Károly (Ignatius Charles) (? - 4 June 1871) – Hungarian (Honvéd) Military officer, American Brigade-General, serving under the pseudonym General Mundee. He came to Hungary in 1848 as a lieutenant with the Lenkey Hussar Regiment, using the name Ignác Mándy. After the Battle of Bábolna, General Artur Görgey appointed him Brigade Commander. At the end of the War of Independence (1848-1849), he was already a Colonel. Following the capitulation at Világos, he went to Viddin, then to the Internment Camp of Sumen in Turkey (now in Bulgaria). There he converted to the Islamic religion and married a Turkish woman in Istanbul. In 1850 he served in the European Turkish army as a Captain, then after the Crimean War he went to the New World. He reappeared in California among the gold-diggers as Ignác Károly (Ignatius Charles) Mándy. In the Civil War, he began his military service on 24 August 1861, in the Kansas Regiment as Captain and Regimental Adjutant. A year later he was made Major for his distinguished service in the battles of Winchester, Fisher’s Hill and Cedar Creek. For the heroism he displayed in the decisive Battle of Petersburg on 2 April 1865, the Congress in Washington promoted him to the rank of Brigadier-General. – B: 1143, 1020, T: 7456.

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Brevet Major General Charles Sigmund Mundee (USA)'s Timeline

Pest, Hungary
April 6, 1852
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States
December 29, 1854
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS, United States
January 5, 1856
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States
December 3, 1857
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States
December 18, 1869
Tallahassee, Leon County, FL, United States
June 4, 1871
Age 47
New York, New York, United States