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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John H. Allen

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old farmer in Amherst County, he mustered as Corporal, Company F, 58th Virginia Infantry on 15 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds 27 September 1862. He was originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg at the "the northern edge of Stephen Grove's woods" and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 Service from John D. Chapla's 48th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1989) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Birth

c. 1838

Death

09/27/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4528]