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Civil War Records of Nathaniel M. Allen


Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Nathaniel M. Allen

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Comrade Comrade Nathaniel M. Allen
Who was born the twenty-ninth day of April A.D. 1840 in
Boston County of Suffolk State of Massachusetts

I first entered the service, as private wuth Company B, First Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at East Boston on the twenty-third day of May, 1861

April, 1862, I was promoted to Corporal on Color Guard and at the close of the war my rank was that of a corporal

I was first discharged on May 25th 1864 at Boston, Mass as my turn of service had expired and was not re-enlisted or commissioned again. My first battle that I was engaged in was at Blackburn's Ford and also took part in First Bull Run Seige of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Glendale, Malvern Hill 1st &2nd, Bristow Station, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wapping Heights, Locust Grove, Wilderness and Spottsylvania.

I was never wounded, confined in prison or hospital. The comrades that I was most intimate with during service were Geo. Murphy, Geo. W.H. Burbeck, W. H. West, Geo. W. Allen, W.P. Drury, Wm. Kilbin, Wm. Eaton. What I deem the most important events of my service are the facts that I went with the regiment from the first to the last and came home without a scratch.

Also another one, I wish to state and that is of the seven men who went into the battle of Gettysburg on our color guard. I, alone, was left to bring the two colors off the field unhurt.

I was in Hooker's First Brigade, Second Division, Third Corps. Hooker's White Diamonds.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Comrade Nathaniel M. Allen Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G. A. R. Jany 5, 1885 Held Offices of
F. H. Stevens
H. R. Knowlton