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P.H. Allbach
P.H. Allbach

Federal (USA)

Colonel

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

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

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

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.

Birth Date: 9/5/1824    Place of Birth: Wilkes-Barre, PA    
Death Date: 2/11/1892    Death Place: Washington, DC    Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, VA



Notes

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]



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