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Federal (USV)


Allen Oaks

(1836 - 1927)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer from Bartholomew County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital near Sharpsburg, then sent to hospitals in Frederick, MD from 14 December 1862 to 19 March 1863, when he returned to his unit. By 1 July 1863 he was at Camp Convalescent, VA and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. He mustered out of service on 5 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital information from Nelson2 and the Patient List,3 which has him as Allen Oakes. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/1836 in IN


07/09/1927; Shelbyville, IN; burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 582  [AotW citation 18464]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 339  [AotW citation 18465]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #795  [AotW citation 18466]