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Civil War Soldiers - Allen

ALLEN, HENRY W., Louisiana.
Lieutenant colonel, Fourth Louisiana Infantry, May 20, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., August 19, 1863.
Major general, P. A. C. S., __, 1864.
Resigned on January 10, 1864, having been elected governor of Louisiana.
Died in the city of Mexico, April 22, 1866.

August 5, 1862, commanding Second Brigade, Ruggle's Division, Breckenridge's Corps.
1864, commanding division Trans-Mississippi Department.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

Allen, Robert, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Ohio in 1815, and appointed from Ohio to West Point, in which school he was graduated in 1836. After service in the Seminole war as second lieutenant, he served as assistant quartermaster during the Mexican war, on the march to Monterey. He was present at the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of Cerro Gordo, Contreras and Churubusco, and the taking of Mexico. For gallant conduct at the battle of Cerro Gordo he received the brevet rank of major. After the Mexican war he was chief quartermaster of the Pacific division, and, at the outbreak of the Civil war was made chief quartermaster of the Department of Missouri, with headquarters at St. Louis, where he had charge of supplies and transportation for the various armies of the Mississippi valley. From Nov., 1863, to 1866, he was chief quartermaster of the Mississippi valley, with headquarters at Louisville, and furnished transportation and supplies to Sherman's command for the march across the country to join Gen. Grant at Chattanooga. He also fitted out the Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina expeditions. He was promoted to major in 1861, colonel in 1862, brigadier-general of volunteers in 1863, and was brevetted brigadier-general in the regular army in 1864. On March 13, 1865, he received the brevet rank of major-general, U. S. A. Gen. Allen served after the war as chief quartermaster of the Pacific, and was retired on March 21, 1878. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 6, 1886.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908



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