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Federal (USV)

Private

Oliver Maine Allen

(1844 - 1916)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Exeter, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Bryant1 and the US Army2. His gravesite is online from Findagrave.

Birth

08/11/1844; Chatauqua County, NY

Death

05/02/1916 Otter Tail County, MN; burial in East Lake Lida Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MN

Notes

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]