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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Vanderbilt Allen

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 13, 1864, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut.,º Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1864.

 p23  Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑65: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug. 19 to Sep. 5, 1864; as Asst. Engineer on the staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sheridan, Sep. 5, 1864, to Sep. 28, 1865; in the Shenandoah Campaign, Sep. 5, 1864, to Mar. 26, 1865, being engaged in the Battle of Opequan, Sep. 19, 1864, — Battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864, — Action of Middletown, Nov. 12, 1864, — Combat at Waynesborough, Mar. 2, 1865, — Action of Ashland, Mar. 14‑15, 1865, — and numerous Skirmishes;

(Bvt. Captain, and Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Distinguished and Meritorious Services
and Great Gallantry in Action)

in the Richmond Campaign, Mar. 26 to Apr. 9, 1865, being engaged in the Battle of Dinwiddie C. H., Mar. 31, 1865, — Battle of Five Forks, Apr. 1, 1865, — Battle of Sailor's Creek, Apr. 6, 1865, — Action of Appomattox Station, Apr. 8, 1865, — and Capitulation of Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lee, at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; on Rain to the Dan River, N. C., Apr. 24 to May 3, 1865; at headquarters of the Military Division of the Southwest, June 3‑30, 1865; and on leave of absence, June 30 to Sep. 28, 1865.

Resigned, Sep. 28, 1865.

Civil History. — Colonel of Engineers in the Egyptian Army, 1870‑72. Received, 1871, from the Khedive of Egypt, the Decoration of the Order of the Medjidie "for Distinguished Services." Manufacturer of Water Purifiers, New York city, since 18––

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Died March 6, 1898, at Capri, Italy: Aged 59.

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