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ALLEN, JAMES

allen james

Singlehandedly and slightly wounded he accosted a squad of 14 Confederate soldiers bearing the colors of the 16th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.). By an imaginary ruse he secured their surrender and kept them at bay when the regimental commander discovered him and rode away for assistance.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Corporal) Company F, 16th New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Ireland

Citation

Singlehandedly and slightly wounded he accosted a squad of 14 Confederate soldiers bearing the colors of the 16th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.). By an imaginary ruse he secured their surrender and kept them at bay when the regimental commander discovered him and rode away for assistance.