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Federal (USV)

Private

Oscar D. Allen

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He had served in Company D, First New Hampshire Infantry from 24 April 1861 to 9 August 1861. A resident of Croydon, he enlisted in Company E, 5th New Hampshire Infantry at age 18 on 20 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Sergeant, date not given. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Child (for the 5th Infantry)1 and Ayling (for the First)2.

Birth

c. 1843; Croydon, NH

Death

07/02/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pg. 5 -   [AotW citation 13366]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 3  [AotW citation 13491]