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Lieut William Edwin Allen
Birth: Feb. 27, 1829
Death: Jul. 14, 1908

Civil War Confederate Officer. This native of Cocke County, Tennessee entered the service of his state on October 1, 1862 as a 2nd lieutenant of Company I, 60th Tennessee Mounted Infantry. He served in this command until his capture at Big Black, Mississippi on May 17, 1863. After being incarcerated in a series of prisons, he was selected in August of 1864 to be transferred to Morris Island, South Carolina where he was placed as a "human shield" for the Federal positions stationed there. This intentional torture and purposeful mistreatment from the United States Government escalated after his transfer to Hilton Head, South Carolina and Fort Pulaski, Georgia. Lieutenant Allen persevered through his ordeal and managed to survive. He gave his Oath of Allegiance on June 12, 1865 and was paroled. He along with 599 other Confederate officers who shared his fate became known as "The Immortal 600"
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  Louella Allen Bibee (1861 - 1944)*
  James Rolf Allen (1868 - 1939)*
  Elizabeth Allen Henley (1870 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
East Hill Cemetery
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 3
GPS (lat/lon): 36.5948, -82.17239
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Mar 02, 2009
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Lieut William Edwin Allen
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Lieut William Edwin Allen
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- Tenneva
 Added: Dec. 29, 2015

- Tenneva
 Added: Dec. 29, 2015
One of the Immortal Six Hundred. Thanks to William and all of the Confederate soldiers for your faithful service in protecting and defending your homeland from the northern invaders. He is mentioned in the books "Immortal Captives" (which tells the story ...(Read more)
- John Battell
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015
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