Thomas S. Allen

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Collection Charles R. Nevitt
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Description Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount of Colonel Thomas S. Allen. MARKS: Bogardus, Photographer. 363 Broadway, New York, Autographed: "Yours Truly/T. S. Allen"
Year Range from 1862
Event Civil War
Year range to 1864
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 20415
Notes Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount Bust view of Colonel Thoms S. Allen, 5th Wisconsin Infantry, wearing Field Officers double-breasted frock coat with shoulder bars, black felt slouch hat, and long dark beard. Born July 26, 1825 in Alleghany County, New York. Parents Reveand A. S. Allen and Lydia Kingsbury. 1847 became editor of Newspaper in Dodgeville, Wisc. State legislator. Married Sarah Bracken Aug. 11, 1851, died in child birth in 1854. Allen enlisted as Captain Company I, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, in Mineral Point on April 27, 1861, promoted to Major August 22, 1861, wounded at Gainesville and Antietam, promoted to Lt. Colonel August 30, 1862, promoted to Colonel of 5th Wisconsin January 26, 1863, wounded at Rappahannock Station on November 7, 1863, mustered out on August 2, 1864 at the experation of his term of service. Married Natalie Weber April 1866 and had three sons and four daughters. Secretary of State of Wisconsin 1866. Moved to Oshkosh 1870, owned the "Northwestern" and very active in G.A.R. Commander of Jown W. Scott Post No. 241. and Department Commander of Wisconsin 1868-69.
Object ID P1999.1.1
Object Name carte de visite
People Allen, Thomas Scott
Place New York, NY
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade
Newspaper editors
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Title Thomas S. Allen
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