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Sgt John Henry Alley

Sgt John Henry Alley

Alabama, USA
Death 23 Feb 1869 (aged 39)
Hanover, Milam County, Texas, USA
Burial Hanover, Milam County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 32118606 · View Source
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John Henry Alley was born Nov. 27, 1829, in Alabama. John H. Alley is listed in the 1860 Milam Co. Census as living with the Robert and Freelove (Cornutt) Stewart family as a laborer, and he is listed as having $400 personal estate. Very shortly after this census was taken, John married Mary Elizabeth Stewart, who was his employer's daughter, on July 12, 1860 in Milam Co. The Alleys had three children: Martha Bowlin Euzene "Mattie" Alley, who married John Wesley Lantrip; Sarah Freelove "Susie" Alley; who married Thomas B. Fowler; and Robert Henry Alley, who died in infancy.

Not long after the Alleys' marriage, the Civil War began, and John H. Alley enlisted in the Milam Co. Guards on May 4, 1861 as a Private. In Sept. of 1861, he enlisted as a Sergeant in the newly formed Co. E, 4th Texas Cavalry regiment, according to National Archives data. He was eventually promoted to First Sergeant.

As part of this unit, also known as Sibley's Brigade, John saw combat in New Mexico at the Battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass. He was taken as a prisoner of war on Wednesday, April 16, 1862, at Albuquerque, New Mexico by Col. Benjamin Stone Roberts, Union Army. He was confined at the infamous Federal Prison, Camp Douglas, in Chicago Illinois. Fortunately for John, he was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on Saturday, September 20, 1862.

Sibley's Brigade also fought in numerous conflicts in Louisiana, including Cox's Pantation and Bayou Bourbeau. John remained in this regiment until the close of the Civil War. He came home from the war a sickly man, and died on Feb. 23, 1869. John H. Alley is buried in Pin Oak Cemetery in Milam Co., near Milano, Texas.

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NOV 27 1829
FEB 23 1869

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John Henry Alley (27 Nov 1829–23 Feb 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32118606, citing Pin Oak Cemetery, Hanover, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Arlene Schroeder (contributor 47042016) .