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Col Hiram Clay Alleman
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1831
Highspire
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1906
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Attorney, Military Officer. Hiram C. Alleman, Lieutenant Colonel of the 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers and Colonel of the 36th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, was the commanding officer of his regiment in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville in both of which he was wounded. In the Battle of Fredericksburg his Colonel was wounded and he assumed command. For three days his regiment maintained their position in the rear of the town. Whiled holding the advanced skirmish line he was struck by a shell fragment in the right knee. He suffered a fever and was given a leave of absence by General Burnside, but refused to accept it.

Later as general officer of the picket line from Lacy House to United States Ford he made the discovery that Fredericksburg was being evacuated. Alleman's regiment was detailed to complete the pontoon bridge across the Rappahannock.

After completion of the bridge he asked to be allowed to rejoin his regiment in the battle. He was struck with a piece of shell which broke his ribs and caused him to fall from his horse. His brigade was ordered to hold Fredericksburg. Suffering from his wound he volunteered to guard the bridge and held it until the entire command had retreated across the Rappahannock. He and his regiment were mustered out of service and he was presented with a jeweled sword bearing the inscription: Presented to Lieutenant-Colonel H.C. Alleman by the non-commissioned officers and privates of the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, as a token of their esteem.

Alleman was admired by his men as he never took a day off and volunteered his writing services to anyone who needed them. He opposed the drinking of alcohol, was a vegetarian and avoided coffee and tea. The 127th also named their encampment Camp Alleman in his honor.

When Lee advanced into Pennsylvania in June 1863 he recruited the 36th Militia Regiment and was appointed its Colonel. Under General Couch he marched his command to Gettysburg where he was made the Military Governor of the town, battlefield and hospitals. His unit was responsible for collecting the dead, wounded and lost soldiers in the area as well as equipment including muskets, blankets, wagons, horses and mules.

During this time he was elected a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Dauphin County serving from 1864 to 1865. After leaving the Legislature he was appointed Bank Commissioner and served as a delegate to the Chicago National Convention. He also served as Chairman of the Committee from the Soldiers' Convention.

In November 1867 he moved to Philadelphia to practice law. He was married on February 7, 1872 to Emma S. Helmick, daughter of William Helmick, former member of Congress from Ohio. In spring of 1873 he was appointed Attorney of the United States for Colorado. He was also appointed Attorney General by the Territorial Legislature.

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Parental links courtesy of contributor, Don Ruth, who states Hiram Alleman is my Great Great Grand Uncle. 
 
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 Parents:
  Conrad Alleman (1802 - 1872)
  Rebecca Elizabeth Cassel Alleman (1808 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Helmick Alleman (1849 - 1876)
 
 Children:
  Alla Alleman (1876 - 1876)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frederick Oliver Alleman (1829 - 1887)*
  Hiram Clay Alleman (1831 - 1906)
  Esther Mary Alleman Cannon (1835 - 1898)*
  Elmira Elizabeth Alleman Wensell (1837 - 1894)*
  Silas Horace Alleman (1846 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Reno Hill, Lot 925.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 17, 2009
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014

- SLGMSD
 Added: Jul. 3, 2012
My great great grand uncle.Rest in peace.
- Don Ruth
 Added: May. 22, 2012
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