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Federal (USV)


James A. Allen

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, a machinist from North Bridgewater on enlistment in June 1861. He was in Company F.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest 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 & 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]