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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Allen Morrison Callaway

(1825 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He had gone to California in 1849 looking for gold, and was Sheriff of Union Parish, Louisiana 1858-1861. He enlisted in Company A, 6th Louisiana Ingfantry on June 4th, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA, and was elected First Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain on 8 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Probably buried on the battlefield, though there is a memorial stone for him in Farmerville, Union Parish, LA.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Further details from family genealogists, who disagree about his birth year - 1825 or 1828.

Birth

08/25/1825; Perry County, AL

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Farmerville Cemetery, Farmerville, LA

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 225  [AotW citation 13192]