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Federal (USV)


Oliver Maine Allen

(1844 - 1916)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Exeter, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was discharged 26 January 1863 to enlist in the Regular US Army (enlistment dated 15 December 1862 at Ft. Hamilton, NY by Capt. DuPont). He served in Batteries B and E of the 5th US Artillery. He reenlisted on 23 January 1864 at Martinsburg, VA at the end of his original term of service.

After the War:
His name is on a homestead (land) patent in Sheridan County, Montana, issued in 1920.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1 and the US Army2. His gravesite is online from Findagrave.

Birth Date: 08/11/1844    Place of Birth: Chatauqua County, NY    
Death Date: 05/02/1916    Death Place: Otter Tail County, MN    Burial Place: East Lake Lida Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MN


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 412 - 413  [AotW citation 15180]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 27  [AotW citation 15189]

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