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Lieut Robert Owen Allen
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1833
Clarke County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug., 1918
Clarke County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Officer. From Manassas, Virginia, Allen enlisted on July 21, 1861 and entered Company D of the 1st Virginia Cavalry. He was subsequently transferred to the 6th Virginia Cavalry on September 15, 1861 and remained a cavalryman of this regiment for the duration of the war. He was promoted to lieutenant and was at this grade during the cavalry battle of Brandy Station, Virginia. At a point in this June 9, 1863 engagement, Lieutenant Allen became a willing contestant of a deadly close-in duel with the commandant of the 8th New York Cavalry, Colonel Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis. This Federal commander was endeavoring to steel his troopers "Come on 8th! Follow me!" when Allen engaged him. Davis countered with a saber thrust which Allen shirked. Counteracting, Allen sighted his enemy, and with a press of the trigger of his firearm, unsaddled the Union cavalry officer with a fatal shot.

Allen survived the battle with a disabling wound, however he continued with the war until his April 15, 1865 parole in Winchester, Virginia.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Algernon Sidney Allen (1810 - 1879)
 
 Spouses:
  Edith Howard Allen (____ - 1876)*
  Millicent Tidball Allen Allen (1855 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Howard Allen (____ - 1893)*
  Algernon Sidney Allen (1867 - 1948)*
  Maria Douglas Allen Latrobe (1871 - 1969)*
  Lewis M Allen (1874 - 1949)*
  Edith Howard Allen McCormick (1876 - 1977)*
  David Hume Allen (1886 - 1962)*
 
 Sibling:
  Robert Owen Allen (1833 - 1918)
  Algernon Sidney Allen (1841 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Hill Cemetery
Berryville
Clarke County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Sep 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11852080
Lieut Robert Owen Allen
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Lieut Robert Owen Allen
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As Robert E. Lee said, "If we gave out medals, they all should receive one". The fight is over, Its time to rest, You did your duty, You gave your best. We Will Never Forget You.
- Wayne Apgar
 Added: Mar. 16, 2008
REPOSE EN PAIX ROBERT!
- quebecoise
 Added: Oct. 5, 2007

- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Mar. 26, 2007
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