Civil War Records of George W. Allen


Obituary for George W. Allen

Concord Enterprise May 05, 1914

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     The body of George Allen was brought here last Wednesday for burial from the Togus Soldiers’ home, where he died after a long illness. The G.A.R. had charge of the obsequies, Rev. Mr. Crossland officiating. He was a brother of the late Nat Allen and the Misses Adelaide and Charlotte Allen. He was 71 years of age.



The following taken from the Lawrence Sun, will be of interest to South Acton readers of the Enterprise as Mr. Allen’s brother and three sisters made their home here for a number of years. The remains of Mr. Allen were received here by undertaker E.C.Page and a short service was held at the undertaking rooms, after which members of Isaac Davis Post G.A.R. escorted the body to the grave.
   At the time of his death Mr. Allen was 71 years of age and was the last of his family. He had made his home for a number of years at the National Soldiers’ home at Togus, Me., and while he was able, it was his custom to make an annual visit to South Acton.
   George W. Allen, a former resident of Lawrence and a Civil war veteran, who died Monday, was buried Wednesday in the family lot at Acton. Mr. Allen was a member of Company A, First Massachusetts Infantry. This regiment was the first in the state to enlist for three years. At Gettysburg Mr. Allen was taken prisoner and was confined at Belle Isle and Libby, enduring there the cruel sufferings of the Union soldiers held there.
    He was one of three brothers who served their country in the war for the Union. One of the others, Nathaniel M. a member of Company B. of the same regiment, was voted by congress a medal of honor for heroic service at Gettysburg in defense of the colors, which was presented to him by the late Governor Walcott.