|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1835|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1915|
Death certificate: age 79y, 7m, 1d, widowed, retired farmer, father Lewis Allen, mother unknown, informant George Allen of Hannibal, MO.
The following was contributed by Find A Grave member Debra:
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers, Illinois Volunteer Infantry by Henry J. Aten, 1901, CHAPTER XXXI.
Pages 408 - 419
"WILLIAM F. ALLEN, aged twenty-seven, born in Nashville, Tenn., removed to Illinois, and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., and discharged for disability on account of wounds, but date of discharge unknown. He resides at Petersburg, Ill.
Company E was the Menard county company and was enrolled by Pleasant S. Scott, of Petersburg, under date of July 17, 1862. In this county were many people who had emigrated from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. These people were hardy, patriotic and brave, and most of them were strongly opposed to slavery. And these pioneers and their sons were prompt to respond to the call of the President for additional troops.
At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Pleasant S. Scott, captain; Joseph M. Plunkett, first lieutenant, and Abraham Clary, second lieutenant. At the organization of the regiment this company became the color company.
The record shows that the company had 3 killed in battle, 5 died of wounds, 2 were accidentally killed, 12 died of disease, 18 were discharged for disability, 13 were wounded who lived to be discharged from the service. Of the 81 officers and men who formed the original company but 21 went home together at the close of the war. Not so strong in numbers as some of the others, nevertheless this company made a record of which all its members should be proud."
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