Allen, George Charles
Age: 22, credited to Wallingford, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/25/63, m/i 10/7/63, Pvt, Co. M, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65
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Birth: 12/05/1840, Wallingford, VT
Burial: North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111584441
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Allen, George Charles - born Wallingford, Vt., 5 Dec., 1840, son of George S. and Lucy (Warner) Allen. He m. Lucy Morris. He died of an intestinal disorder at his home in Chester Depot, Vermont, 16 Oct., 1905 (age 64 years, 10 months, 11 days). He was a soldier of the Civil War, Co. "M", 11th Vt. Vols. He was a harness maker by profession and on 1 Jan., 1883, he built a new shop for harness making in Chester across the road inf front of Henry Morrs' residence... CHESTER, VT NEWS: 24 Aug., 1888: "Geo. C. Allen's house was broken into last Fri night by masked burglar-- cash, jewelry, etc. to the value of $1,500. Mr. & Mrs. Allen were roused from sleep about midnight by the flashing of a lantern in their faces to find standing over them 2 masked men holding revolvers in their hands; thinking discretion the better part of valor, permitted the muzzle and blindfold at the same time by taking from under their heads the pillows and laying them over their faces. One of robbers stood guard, the others went through the house. In Mr. Allen's pockets they found $400; and in small safe the keys of which were secured from Mr. Allen, they found $500 in money, gold watch and chain, and other articles of less value. They cautioned Mr. Allen not to stir for an hour, as they should leave a confederate on guard; but he got up and roused the neighborhood as soon as they were gone; without avail, however, so far as any trace of or clue to the perpetrators goes. Mr. Allen's large watchdog was probably drugged as he gave no alarm and acted strangely next day. Entrance to the house was gained by boring a hole through the window sash near the fastener and removing the latter. Telegrams and telephone dispatches have been sent in all directions, the town offers a reward of $1,500 for apprehension of the burglars, no trace has been found. The rascals must have known there was a large amount of money in the house, some conclude that it was the work of local talent while others believe it was the work of professionals."
Source: The Vermont Tribune, Ludlow, Vermont. Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Windsor County researcher.