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Col Joseph Warner Allen

Col Joseph Warner Allen

Birth
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Jan 1862 (aged 50)
North Carolina, USA
Burial Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Lot 40, Block 3
Memorial ID 9748406 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He helped recruit the 9th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, a regiment made up of sharpshooting riflemen, and was commissioned its Colonel and commander on September 23, 1861. Sent to participate in Union operations in North Carolina, he directed his regiments arrival at Cape Hatteras. After rowing across the Cape to inform his superiors of the 9th New Jersey's arrival, he was returning in a boat that contained Lieutenant Colonel Charles Heckman, Major Abram Zabriskie, and Chief Surgeon Frederick Weller. The boat was capsized by a wave, and all the occupants were knocked over into the water. Lt. Col Heckman and Maj. Zabriskie managed to cling to the boat and be rescued, but Colonel Allen and Surgeon Weller drowned. After their bodied washed ashore, they were first buried near the Cape, but were eventually returned to New Jersey.


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  • Created by: Russ
  • Added: 4 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9748406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Joseph Warner Allen (22 Jul 1811–15 Jan 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9748406, citing Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Russ (contributor 309) .