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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

John H. Allen

(Ap'd N. Y.)


John Howard Allen: Born Jan. 13, 1808.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1833.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1833; in the Creek Nation, 1833‑34; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala.,

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 28, 1835)

1834‑35; and in the Florida War, 1835‑36, being engaged in the Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836.

Resigned, June 30, 1836.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer, New York and Erie Railroad, 1836‑37, — and Resident Engineer, 1840‑42. Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1838‑39. Principal of Chillicothe Academy, O., 1844‑47. Superintendent of the Maryland Military Academy, at Oxford, Md., 1847‑57. U. S. Collector of Customs for the Port of Oxford, Md., June 1, 1849, to May 7, 1853. Superintendent of Ohio Military Academy at Chillicothe, O., 1857‑60. Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Division Inspector, Ohio Militia, 1858‑60. Superintendent of Public Schools, Portsmouth, O., 1860‑63. Principal of Schools in Kentucky, Indiana, and Texas, 1863‑75. Residence, St. Mary's, Refugio Co., Tex.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died –––––, in Texas.

[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Vol. V
Died April 25, 1898, at Victoria, Texas, Aged 90.

Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, TX.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Allen's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; his birthdate is from his tombstone (q.v.).

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