{⋆★⋆} MG Allen, William Wirt

William Wirt Allen

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Born: September 11, 1835

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: Wade Hampton Allen 1794 – 1851
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama)​

Mother: Eliza Sayre 1805 – 1892
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama)​

Wife: Susan Pendleton Ball 1840 – 1915
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama)​


Wade Allen 1859 – 1913​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama)​
Joseph Virginius Allen 1866 – 1917​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama)​
George B. Allen 1869 – 1951​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama)​
William S. Allen 1872 – 1926​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama)​
Charles Pollard Allen Sr. 1877 – 1937​
(Buried: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania)​


1854: Graduated from Princeton College in New Jersey​

Occupation before War:

1854 – 1861: Lived at his plantation in Montgomery, Alabama​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. In Company A, Montgomery Mounted Rifles​
1862: Major of 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 1st​ Alabama Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee​
1862 – 1864: Recuperated in Montgomery, Alabama​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign​
1865: Participated in the Carolina's Campaign​
1865: Promoted to Major General by President Jefferson Davis​
1865: Surrendered at Salisbury, North Carolina, on May 1, 1865​

Occupation after War:

Farmer in Montgomery, Alabama
Alabama State Adjutant General​
United States Marshal for Alabama​
Helped organize the Confederate Survivors Association, in Montgomery​
1893 – 1894: Lived in Sheffield, Alabama​

Died: November 21, 1894

Place of Death: Sheffield, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He served under Wheeler after becomming a brigadier leading a brigade and remained in Wheeler's Cavalry Corps for the rest of the War as a major general leading a division.

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