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Federal (USV)

Corporal

George Watson Allen

(1842 - 1911)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 29th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old shoe cutter in East Bridgewater, he mustered as Corporal, Company C, 29th Massachusetts Infantry on 22 May 1861. He was wounded in action at Savage''s Station, VA on 29 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 28 November 1862.

After the War

He lived in East Bridgewater, MA and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #212 there.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

02/15/1842; East Bridgewater, MA

Death

10/08/1911 East Bridgewater, MA; burial in Union Cemetery, East Bridgewater, MA

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 113  [AotW citation 16113]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 289  [AotW citation 20754]