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P.H. Allbach

P.H. Allbach

Federal (USA)


Peter Hollingshead Allabach

(1824 - 1892)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He had military experience of 5 years as a soldier in the 3rd US Infantry 1844-1849, including combat in Mexico at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterey Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Cherubusco, Chapultepec, Garita de Belen, and Mexico City.1

He was the first Colonel, 131st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, a nine-month unit.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division of the V Corps, in reserve at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was in action at Fredericksburg and then Chancellorsville in Brigade command as the senior Colonel. He left service and returned home at the expiration of the term of his Regiment's service on 23 May 1863.1

After the War

In 1890-1891 he was listed as Captain, Capitol Police, Washington, D. C.

References & notes

The photo above from Under the Maltese Cross2. Thanks to John Hoptak for the pointer.

More on the Web

See his gravesite at Arlington - research from that site used here.


9/5/1824; Wilkes-Barre, PA


2/11/1892 Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, VA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, Martial Deeds Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: T. H. Davis & Co., 1876, pg. 824  [AotW citation 886]

2   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pg. 97  [AotW citation 1059]