|Death: ||Feb., 1862|
Son of Major John Braxton Allen (MISSISSIPPI GUARDS) and Elizabeth Herod.
Grandson of James Herod born 1765 and Elizabeth McCarty
Great grandson of James Herod born 1738 and died 1780/1783. Killed by Indians at Fort Nashville, Tennessee.
James Herod signed the Cumberland Compact 1780.
Daniel C. Allen, grandson of William H. Allen a Agent of the Chickasaw Nation.
Great grandson of Richard R. Allen and Mary Braxton. Richard R. Allen was a revolutionary soldier in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Daniel C. Allen married Minerva Cagle, daughter of Paul Cagle and Sarah Tipton. She was born 04 Dec 1838 in Tennessee, and died 07 Jan 1916 in Kosciusko, Attala CO. Mississippi.
She is buried at Marvin Chapel Cemetery.
Child of Daniel Allen and Minerva Cagle is:
CATHERINE ALLEN b. Abt. Apr 1859, Attala Co., MS; d. 12 Oct 1889, Kosciusko, Attala County, MS. She is buried at Union Cemetery, Mississippi.
Daniel died in the Civil War at the Battle at Fort Donelson.
Location: Stewart County
Campaign: Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers (1862)
Date(s): February 11-16, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Flag-Officer A.H. Foote [US]; Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd, Brig. Gen. Gideon Pillow, and Brig. Gen. Simon B. Buckner [CS]
Forces Engaged: Army in the Field [US]; Fort Donelson Garrison [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 17,398 total (US 2,331; CS 15,067)
Description: After capturing Fort Henry on February 6, 1862, Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant advanced cross-country to invest Fort Donelson. On February 16, 1862, after the failure of their all-out attack aimed at breaking through Grant's investment lines, the fort's 12,000-man garrison surrendered unconditionally. This was a major victory for Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and a catastrophe for the South. It ensured that Kentucky would stay in the Union and opened up Tennessee for a Northern advance along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Grant received a promotion to major general for his victory and attained stature in the Western Theater, earning the nom de guerre "Unconditional Surrender."
John Braxton Allen (1809 - 1860)
Elizabeth Herod Allen (1811 - 1849)
Minerva Lucinda Cagle Allen (1833 - 1916)
Fort Donelson National Cemetery
Plot: FIELD OF HONOR
Created by: John Andrew Meyer
Record added: Mar 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34587589