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John W Allen
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1819
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1862
Helena
Phillips County
Arkansas, USA

John W Allen was a farmer and resident of Hamburg in 1860; married to Mary and father to John and Allen. He enlisted 16 Mar 1862 in the 4th Iowa Cavalry at the age of 42. Mustered May 20, 1862. He was captured in action during the battle at Lake Creek, Arkansas on 11 Oct 1862 and was killed by his guard after his capture. He died at the age of 43 years 2 months 22 days. He was first buried near where he died. But later his friends disinterred him, and brought him back home to Fremont Co., Iowa, to bury him.

After the war, William Forse Scott wrote in his regimental history, The Story of a Cavalry Regiment: "John Allen deserves a word more than the mention of his death. He was a man of rare merits. He was highly distinguished for his courage and zeal as a soldier, his intelligence and ready judgement, the purity of his life, and his transparent frankness and unfailing courtesy. He was very popular, but it was a popularity combined with great respect. He would inevitably have become a power in his company and regiment if he had lived." 
 
Burial:
Mount Olive Cemetery
Hamburg
Fremont County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 2 Row 14
 
Maintained by: Kent Kooi
Originally Created by: kweaver
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47443268
John W Allen
Added by: kweaver
 
 
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4th Iowa Cavalry Remembered
- Kent Kooi
 Added: May. 23, 2010
Co A 4th Iowa Cavalry
- kweaver
 Added: Feb. 2, 2010
 
 
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