|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1842|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 1914|
Son of John and Phebe (Logan) Allen, and the grandson of John Allen (1769-1851) and Patience Lee (1769-1839).
On 30 Jul 1861 Ethan, a groom, mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 6 months and 16 days old and described as 5 ft. 7 ½ inches, with dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair at the time of his enlistment.
Mar 1863 he was attached to the 1st Rhode Island Regiment light artillery, Battery B at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia.
The 1st. Rhode Island Battery B. fought alongside the 15th throughout the war and members of the 15th were often detached to serve the Battery. Ethan participated in the Chancellorsville Campaign with the 1st RI Light Artillery.
On 27 Apr 1863 he was wounded wounded while serving with Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.
On 4 Jul 1863 he was at The Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On 31 Jan 1864, Ethan was reenlisted for transfer to the 1st RI Light Artillery, having received a bounty of $325.
He was taken prisoner on 22 Jun 1864 at The Jerusalem Plank Road, Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia and confined at Richmond.
On 12 Jul 1864 Ethan was transferred to Company E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Was confined for 14 days labor for disorderly conduct and released September 27, 1864. On 12 Sep 1864. He mustered out of the 20th MVI.
On 11 Feb 1870 Ethan, 28, married Lucy Amanda Scott, daughter of Ebenezer and Urana Scott, at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
Ethan Allen died on 17 Jan 1914 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts; he was 72 years and 3 days old.
From the "Fitchburg Sentinel," 18 Jan 1914:
VICTIM OF DROPSY:
Ethan Allen of Millbury Dies at City Hospital
Ethan Allen, one of Millbury's oldest veterans of the Civil War, and member of George A. Custer post, G.A.R. Millbury, died at City Hospital yesterday morning, aged 72 years and 3 days.
Death was due to dropsy and he had been sick for six years, being confined to his home on Summer St., Millbury, most of the time, and was taken to the hospital a few weeks ago.
Mr. Allen was born in Millbury, Jan. 14, 1842, and most of his life was passed here.
He was one of the first in town to respond to the call for men in the early days of the Civil War and served three full years in A Co., 15th Massachusetts Regiment, made up of Worcester County men. His first battle was at Ball's Bluff Va., where with many others, he was obliged to plunge into the Potomac River and swim to the other side when the Union forces met defeat. From first to last, he was in every battle that his regiment was engaged in during the war, including Gettysburg.
At the close of the war, instead of returning home immediately, he re-enlisted and served nearly a year near Washington, making a total of almost four years of army life, which is record of service unequaled by any other veteran of the war in Millbury. He was a machinist by trade, but during the last years he was able to work, he was a night watchman at the local engine house of the Boston & Albany railroad.
He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Addie Allen, and one son, George Allen, both at home.
The funeral ... George R. Cleveland sang two selections. The burial service of the Grand Army was read by Commander, A. G. Livermore and Chaplain, E. E. Hurd. The post attended in a body and the woman's relief was also represented by a delegation.
There were floral tributes from both organizations and the Allen-Davis bible class of the Baptists Church. The burial was in Central Cemetery and the bearers were Harry W. Gould, Harry Nugent, John Rennells and Fred Joslin.
Lucy Scott Allen (1852 - 1937)
Addie Louise Allen (1871 - 1950)*
William Henry Allen (1873 - 1905)*
Lilian Minerva Allen (1875 - 1898)*
Mabel G. Allen (1878 - 1894)*
Bessie Amanda Allen (1881 - 1894)*
Millbury Central Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 11, 2005
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