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Pvt William Allen
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Birth: 1816
Hebron
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1864
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA

Private William Allen was a member of Company C of the 123rd Regiment, New York Infantry, which was organized in Salem, New York and mustered in on 4 September 1862. The regiment left the state for Washington DC the next day and was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac until October 1863, then to the 1st Brigade until October 1863 and to the Army of the Cumberland until April 1864. During the Battle of Peachtree Creek, the 123rd Infantry was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland.

Service included: Duty in the Defense of Washington, DC until September 29, 1862, and at Frederick, MD and Sandy Hook until December 13, 1862. Moved to support General Burnside at Fredericksburg VA, December 10-14. At Stafford Court House till April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap VA, July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till September. Moved to Bealeton Station, VA then to Stevenson, AL, September 24-October 4. Guard duty along Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864. Action near Tullahoma TN, March 16, 1864. Atlanta Campaign May 1-September 8. Operations against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes' Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kennesaw Mountain June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.

During its entire service, the Regiment lost 6 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 95 Enlisted men by disease for a total of 167.

123rd New York Volunteer casualties on July 20, 1864, at the Battle of Peachtree Creek include the following who were killed in action:

Capt Henry O Wiley, Co K who is buried in the Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
George Donley, Co E. (Donneley) G-6760
Leroy Wright, Co A. G-6761
Michael Haley, Co H. G-6846 (In FAG as Hileg)
T A Hopkins, Co F. G-6873
William O Aiken, Co B. (Akin) G-7167
Henry Welch, Co G. G-7179 (Another Henry Welch of Co K was wounded)
Henry Chapman, Co I. (grave location unknown)
William H Allen, Co C. (grave location unknown)(Another William H Allen of Co F, 19th MI was also killed and is in G-6620)

William H. Allen was the younger brother of Eleazer Allen, also a casualty of the Civil War and who is buried in the Annapolis National Cemetery. Findagrave Memorial #32896252

 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Allen (1773 - 1853)
  Mary Allen (1783 - 1837)
 
 Siblings:
  Maria Allen Donaldson (1808 - 1831)*
  Eleazer Allen (1809 - 1863)*
  Cornelia Allen Donaldson (1812 - 1885)*
  William Allen (1816 - 1864)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marietta National Cemetery
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Could be buried as Unknown
 
Created by: Carl Weaver
Record added: Jun 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53438586
Pvt William Allen
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