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GEN William Wirt Allen

GEN William Wirt Allen

Birth
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Death 24 Nov 1894 (aged 59)
Sheffield, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 10827 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, he was commission a First Lieutenant, in Company A of the Alabama Montgomery Mounted Rifles. Rising through the ranks, he was promoted a Major in March 1862 and to Colonel in command of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, in July 1882. In command of the 1st Alabama, he led his troops in battles at Shiloh, the Corinth Siege, Perryville and was wounded at Murfreesbro. In February 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of a Brigade in Lieutenant General Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee and saw action in the Atlanta Campaign. He was appointed Major General by Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1865 and commanded the Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee in the Carolinas Campaign until the war's end. After the war he became a successful planter and served as a United States Marshal.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10827
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GEN William Wirt Allen (11 Sep 1835–24 Nov 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10827, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .