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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II
p80
1073

(Born N. C.)

Harvey A. Allen

(Ap'd N. C.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1841, — and Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1841‑43; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1843, to Aug. 29, 1845; in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1845‑46, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, p81— Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847,

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

— Battle of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; on frontier duty, on the March to New Mexico, 1849, — and at Santa Fé, N. M., 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1850‑51, — Castle Pinckney, S. C., 1851, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1851‑52, — Castle Pinckney, S. C., 1852, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1852, 1853; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1853‑55, 1855‑56; and

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Nov. 25, 1854)

in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1856‑59, — Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., 1859‑61, — Ft. McHenry, Md., 1861, — and Washington, D. C., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in garrison at Washington, D. C., Feb. to Apr., 1861; on Expedition to Relieve Ft. Pickens, Fla., and in Defense of the Work, Apr. 19, 1861, to Sep. 14,

(Major, 2d Artillery, Aug. 1, 1863)

1864; in command of Ft. Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md., Oct. to Dec., 1864, — of Ft. Warren, Mas. Jan. to June, 1865, — and of the Defenses of Massachusetts Coast, June 26 to Aug. 14, 1865; in command, at San Francisco harbor, Cal., of Angel Island, Sep.‑Oct., 1865, — Benicia Barracks, Oct. to Dec., 1865.

Served: in command of Light Companies of 2d Artillery, at the Presidio, Dec., 1865, to May 29, 1867; of Camp Steele, San Juan Island, Wash., June 26, 1867, to July, 1868, — of District of Astoria, July 27, 1868, to Aug. 8, 1871, — of Sitka, Alaska, Sep. 21, 1871, to Jan., 1873, — of Ft. Macon, N. C., Feb. 11, 1873, to Apr. 21, 1874, — and of Raleigh, N. C., Apr. 27, 1874, to Apr. 30, 1877; on leave of absence, May 22 to July 31, 1876; in garrison at Washington Arsenal, D. C., May 2 to June 2, 1877; of sick leave of absence, June 2 to Sep. 13, 1877; and in

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Artillery, July 2, 1877)

garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., Sep. 13, 1877 (leave of absence, July 12 to Sep. 12, 1878), to Apr. 10, 1879.

Retired, Apr. 10, 1879, at his own request, after 30 Years' Service.

Died, Sep. 20, 1882, at Schraalenburg, N. J.: Aged 64.


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