James A. AllenHome State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 23, a machinist from North Bridgewater on enlistment in June 1861. He was in Company F.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted Sergeant, then Sergeant-Major on 25 January 1863. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to date from 21 December 1862, Promoted First Lieutenant 23 July 18673. Wounded again near Spottsylvania, VA 8 May 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 35 - 41 [AotW citation 6791]
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