Lieut Pickering Dodge Allen

Lieut Pickering Dodge Allen

Birth
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Jun 1863 (aged 25)
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 960 Beech Path
Memorial ID 11089759 · View Source
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Civil War Union cavalry officer, aide-de-camp, U.S. Volunteers. Wounded in action at Brashear City, now Morgan City, Louisiana, aged 25 years, 13 days. He was the son of J.F. and Lucy Dodge Allen. He enlisted October 27, 1861, and was immediately authorized to raise 30 men for the cavalry under General Benjamin Butler. He was commissioned lieutenant of 1st Unattached Cavalry and on February 20, 1862, was made aid-de-camp on General Godfrey Weitzel's staff.

Thanks to contributor, Dee, for the following information:

Despite his grave marker giving his place of death as Brashear City in Louisiana, all bodies headed for burial in the Northeast had to pass through NYC and be recorded by the city for health reasons. The record shows the body of PD Allen, age 27, born in Salem, Mass., arrived on Jun 13, 1863. It records his death as June 3 . It is noted he is a soldier who died of wounds in New Bern, N.C. (there were several Union hospitals there), and is headed to Salem, Mass., for interment. Body to be released to JS Snow. (SOURCE: Bodies in Transit Registers, Volume 1: 1859-1863, page 19; NYC Dept. of Records and Information Services REC0052_01)


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  • Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
  • Added: 4 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11089759
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Pickering Dodge Allen (20 May 1838–2 Jun 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11089759, citing Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bob on Gallows Hill (contributor 46630279) .