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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Abner Peeler Allen

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    39th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 12, 1865
  • Born: October 9, 1839, Woodford County, IL, United States
  • Died: August 22, 1905
  • Buried: Centerburg Cemetery (MH), Centerburg, OH, United States

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