New York, USA
|Death: ||May 19, 1876|
New Jersey, USA
Civil War: Company D, 7th California Infantry
Born in New York about 1832, Lee Allen had moved to Stonington, Connecticut, by 1850. Like many young men of the period he caught ‘gold fever' and headed west to California. The 1860 Census found him working as a miner at Red Dog, Nevada County, California. Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Allen joined the California Militia and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Nevada County's Little York Union Guard, which was attached to the 4th Brigade of the California Militia. He enlisted as a private in the California Volunteers at Dutch Flat October 4, 1864, and was mustered into Company D, 7th California Infantry, October 18. He was discharged soon thereafter at the Presidio of San Francisco December 21 to accept a commission as 1st Lieutenant in Company D, effective January 4, 1865. In March 1865 he sailed from San Francisco with his company to San Pedro and then marched the short distance to Drum Barracks where he prepared for the long march across the desert to Arizona Territory. He left Drum Barracks April 4, 1865, to take station at Tubac, arriving in June. He was posted to Fort Mason in August. Lieutenant Lee survived the deadly epidemic that struck the post in the fall and winter of 1865-66. He departed Fort Mason with his company March 28, 1866, and returned to California where he was mustered out at the Presidio of San Francisco May 22. After leaving the service he returned to New York and married Mary D. (maiden name unknown). The couple moved to New Jersey shortly thereafter. Lee Allen died of tuberculosis in Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey, May 19, 1876, and was buried in Vineland's Siloam Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Mary, his daughter, Mabel M. Allen, and a second child (name unknown). After his death, Mary moved to New York where she married Mr. (first name unknown) Cole. She applied for a widow's pension August 26, 1897, and received application No. 661,579; whereas Lee Allen's two children received application No. 660,806.
Biography by Steve
New Jersey, USA
Plot: IOOF Plot; Grave not marked.
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Originally Created by: Steve
Record added: Jan 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64593527
"Who for the Union fought and bled, though passing on, is never dead."|
Added: Jan. 24, 2011