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M.H. Allen

M.H. Allen

Confederate (CSV)

Private

Major Hezekiah Allen

"Mage"

(1843 - 1902)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 18 year old farmer in Rockford, AL, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 13th Alabama Infantry on 2 July 1861 in Coosa County, AL. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the head at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July and captured there on 3 July 1863 -

shot in burr of ear and hearing totally destroyed and paralyzed right side of face and partially destroyed use of right eye. Can't shut right eye. Practically lost right eye from mini ball in right ear.
He was exchanged on 1 November 1863.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1 Wound description from his own pension record, found in Don Ernsberger's Also for Glory Muster (2008). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Alabama Archives.2

Birth

10/26/1843; Henry County, GA

Death

06/14/1902 Red River Parish, LA; burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Hall Summit, Red River Parish, LA

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=2547  [AotW citation 20094]

2   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/4905/rec/526  [AotW citation 20095]