|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1862|
Mortally-wounded at the Battle and died-of-wounds at Huntingdon, PA
Company I, 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Thirty-two days after receiving their uniforms and Springfield rifles, the 125th Pennsylvania Volunteers, recruited in Blair, Cambria and Huntindgon Counties, fought at the Battle of Antietam. After charging through the East Woods and southward along the Smokeown Road, the Regiment reached an overextended and unsupported position in the West Woods. While in formation beyond the Dunker Church, the Regiment received most of its 229 casualties (33% of engaged) within 20 minutes but retreated with its colors intact.
Including Sgt McAllister, twenty of the Regiment's 54 mortally-wounded are virtual unknowns. The families of a few of the twenty may have possessed the means to return them to Central Pennsylvania, and proper burial locations may yet be identified. Others lay among the unknowns in the Antietam National Cemetery, but the location of the remainder is known only to God. At the present time, this entry at www.findagrave.com is this Sergeant's only perpetual memorial.
Suggested by user LindaSmithID, I have linked this soldier to someone who might be his father. Also, this user suggests that both parents may have predeceased their soldier son. Mother's name may have been Mary, & she may have remarried to a man named Simpson. If all of this turns out to be correct then an explanation for the nonretrieval of the soldier's remains is salient.
Alex P McAllister (1817 - 1844)
Antietam National Cemetery
Created by: Donald Coho
Record added: Dec 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82345722