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Nathaniel M. Allen
Birth: Apr. 29, 1840
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1900
Acton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. At the age of 21 he enlisted in the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on May 23, 1861, and was mustered in as a Private in Company B. He would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery on the Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 2, 1863). His citation reads "When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the body of its bearer, who had fallen, saved the flag from capture, and brought both colors off the field". Promoted to Corporal on January 26, 1863, he served until he was honorably mustered out on May 24, 1864 at Boston, Massachusetts. His Medal was issued March 29, 1899, barely a year before he passed away. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Gaius W Allen (1805 - 1888)
  Esther Rust Allen (1801 - 1864)
 
 Siblings:
  Lizzie Allen (1837 - 1845)**
  Nathaniel M. Allen (1840 - 1900)
  George W Allen (1842 - 1914)*
  Eben B Allen (1845 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Acton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Central Avenue, Lot 33
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2000
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