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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical. (search)
Biographical. Major-General William Wirt Allen was born in Montgomery, Ala, in 1835. His father, Wade Allen, went from South Carolina to Alabama in 1818 and became a planter near Montgomery. His mother was a Miss Sayre, sister of Daniel Sayre, a prominent citizen of Montgomery county. With a preparatory education in the schools of his own city, young Allen entered Princeton college, New Jersey. After graduation he studied law, but with no view of practicing. He preferred the life of a planter, and in that employment was engaged when the South's call to arms aroused her sons from the seaboard to the mountains. The enthusiasm with which our people
to be elected by their comrades to positions of command, but in the large armies brought into the field, the greater part were privates from first to last.
Young Allen was one of the first to respond, and had the good fortune to be elected first lieutenant of the company of which General Clanton went out as captain.
When the Fir
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
and staff-memorandum furnished by McComb , Lieutenant Polk G. Johnson Clarkesville, Tennessee. (search)
McComb and staff-memorandum furnished by Lieutenant Polk G. Johnson, Clarkesville, Tennessee. McComb, William, Tennessee, Brigadier-General, December, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse April 8, 1865. Allen, John, Tennessee, Captain and A. A. G. Wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Served through the war. Surrendered at Appomattox. Moore, William S., Tennessee, Captain and A. I. G. Served through the war. McCulloch, R. E., Tennessee, First Lieutenant and A. D. C., February 23, 1865. Captured April 2, 1865, at Petersburg, Virginia. Served through the war. Released from prison after close of war. Allensworth, A. J., Tennessee, Major and A. Q. M. Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865. Hawkins, Dick, Tennessee, Major and A. Commissary. Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865. The following officers acted on the staff during the war: Johnson, Polk G., Tennessee, First Lieutenant and A. A. I. G., July 29, 1864. A. D.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)