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Federal (USV)


Alexander Allison

(c. 1839 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A blacksmith from Port Carbon, he enlisted at age 22 on 7 September 1861 in Company C, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Recovered at US Army Hospital Frederick, MD and returned to his Company 25 December 1862. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 13 December 1862 on the battlefield at Fredericksburg, VA. Mortally wounded by gunshot in the side in action on 3 May 1863 near Salem Church, VA and died on 5 May.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Company C Roster information online transcribed online by Stu Richards at Schuylkill County Military History. He was one of 4 brothers, all killed in the War: John at Salem Church, George at Spottsylvania Courthouse, and James at Action Grove Church.


c. 1839


05/05/1863; burial in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15331]