|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1844|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1918|
Mr. Allshaw was a Union veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in Company H, 16th Connecticut Infantry Regiment on 24 August 1862. Promoted to corporal on 11 Feb 1865. Mustered out on 24 June 1865. In Eugene he was a member of J.W. Geary Post 7 of the Grand Army of the Republic.
The 16th Connecticut was formed in Hartford County, Connecticut in July and August 1862. It was mustered into service August 24, 1862 and became part of the Army of the Potomac. Three weeks later the regiment first saw action at the Battle of Antietam. Having loaded muskets for the first time only the day before the battle, the regiment suffered significant casualties at Antietam. It next saw action at Fredericksburg in December 1862, then at the Siege of Suffolk, Virginia in April/May 1863.
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 240 Enlisted men by disease. Total 325.
Imogene Norriss Allshaw (1847 - 1921)
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Sep 05, 2006
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