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Allen, George E.
Age: 21, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/11/61, m/i 6/20/61, 4SGT, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, d/accident, 7/9/62, drowned at Harrison's Landing
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Birth: 05/12/1840, Tunbridge, VT
Burial: Glendale National Cemetery, Glendale, VA
Marker/Plot: 35 B
Findagrave Memorial #: 123313261
Cenotaph: Old Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 112216725
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father Daniel H. B., 6/22/1880, not approved
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Glendale National Cemetery, VA
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Cenotaph at Old Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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- Sergeant George E. Allen, Co. E, 2d Vermont Regiment, from Chelsea, was drowned a few days since in a creek near James river, while bathing. He had swam across the creek, some 8 or 10 rods, and while returning was taken with the cramp and sunk in about 25 feet of water, and drowned before assistance could reach him. His funeral was largely attended at the Congregational church in Chelsea, on Sunday last, when a letter from Capt. Smith, of Co. E, was read, speaking of the deceased in the highest terms as an officer and a man.
Source: Vermont Journal, July 26, 1862.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.