|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1842|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1912|
James M. Allen
Residence Greencastle IN; a 19 year-old University Student.
Enlisted on 4/23/1861 at Greencastle, IN as a Private.
On 4/23/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. IN 16th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/23/1862 at Washington, DC
On 8/17/1862 he mustered into "I" Co. IN 16th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/30/1865 at New Orleans, LA
He was listed as:
POW 5/1/1864 Snaggy Point, Red River, LA
Paroled 10/20/1864 Tyler, TX
Sergt 8/17/1862 (As of Co. I 16th IN Infantry (3-years))
2nd Lieut 5/31/1863 (Not Mustered)
1st Lieut 4/9/1864
born 1/31/1842 in Putnam County, IN
died 12/1/1912 in Neosho County, KS
Mr. Allen was born January 31, 1842, in Putnam county, near Greencastle, Ind. In September, 1860, he entered Asbury university, now De Pauw university, which institution he attended until the following April, when he, together with a number of other students of the university, enlisted in Company K, Sixteenth Indiana volunteer infantry, for one year. He was mustered out at Washington, D. C., in June 1862.
While taking passage down the Red river on the river boat "City Belle," he was taken prisoner, May 1, 1864, by the Confederate forces at Snaggy Point, and was, by them, taken to Tyler, Texas.
October 20 of the same year, under the name of Andrew H. Patrick, a fellow prisoner who had previously escaped, he was exchanged and returned to his regiment, where he was commissioned first lieutenant in May and served until the end of the war, July 1865. He was discharged with his regiment at Indianapolis.
August 27, 1867, he married Eva Foster at Baldwin, Kansas.
He was a member of the state legislature in 1873, defeating C. F. Hutchings, now of Kansas City, Kansas. While in the body he gave warm support to the bill, which is now law, making taxes payable semi-annually instead of only once a year, as formerly.
In 1867 he was a member of the board of county commissioners, and was re-elected in 1871, being chairman of the board his second term. He was appointed chief of police by Mayor D. M. Kennedy in 1903, serving a year or more.
Evaline Mildred Foster Allen (1843 - 1927)*
Henry N. Allen (1868 - 1873)*
Ada Allen (1885 - 1936)*
East Hill Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Aug 18, 2006
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