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CMOHS.org - Private ALLEN, JAMES, U.S. Army

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ALLEN, JAMES

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company F
Division: 16th New York Infantry
Born: 6 May 1843, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Potsdam, N.Y.
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 09/11/1890
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At South Mountain, Md., 14 September 1862
 
 


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Citation

Single-handed and slightly wounded he accosted a squad of 14 Confederate soldiers bearing the colors of the 16th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.). By an imaginary ruse he secured their surrender and kept them at bay when the regimental commander discovered him and rode away for assistance.