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Lieut William Edwin Allen

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Lieut William Edwin Allen

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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  • Added: 2 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34352819
  • Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut William Edwin Allen (27 Feb 1829–14 Jul 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34352819, citing East Hill Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Stonewall (contributor 46536634) .