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Confederate (CSV)


William W. Allen

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 24 year old farmer at Grove Hill, Clarke County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company A (later I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861 at Grove Hill.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862 but died in a hospital in Winchester, VA from variola (smallpox) on that date.

S.T. Woodard [Simeon T. Woodward, Captain of Co. I], as agent for William's father Drury Allen, presented a claim for his final pay of $26 in February 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1835; Grove Hill, AL


11/10/1862; Winchester, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28076]