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Federal (USV)

Captain

Allen Howard Zacharias

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Education: University of Michigan, Class of 1860

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

He had moved with his family from Maryland to Monroe, Michigan in 1840. After graduation, he was a professor, then Principal of the State Military Institute, Brandon, Mississippi. In May 1861 he returned to Monroe and enlisted as Corporal in the Seventh Infantry. He was appointed First Lieutenant, Company K on 25 June, and its Captain on 10 March 1862. He was first in combat on the Peninsular Campaign.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September at Antietam.

References & notes

Biographical details from a note written by the Captain, dated 28 June 1862. It was found on his body after his death, and is transcribed in Michigan in the War1. He was one of 7 brothers, three of whom served in the War.

Birth

05/15/1833; Clear Spring, Washington County, MD

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Neriah Cemetery, Monroe County, MI

Notes

1   State of Michigan, Adjutant General's Office, and John Robertson, Adjutant General, Michigan in the War, Lansing: W.S. George & Co., State Printers, 1882, pp. 270-272  [AotW citation 1093]