Peter  Allen

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Peter Allen
Co. E. 1 Ala. Inf. Gardner Com. Pope Dic.
Died Nov. 21, 1908
Aged 78 yrs.
Full Name: Peter  Allen
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:A  Number:27
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1830 
Died: November 21, 1908 
Burial Date: November 22, 1908 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Ireland 
Occupation: Laborer 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1889 
Residence: Ft. Worth, Texas 
Admitted To Home: March 9, 1994 
Religion: Methodist 
Division: Pope's 
Brigade: Hardeman's 
Regiment: 1st Alabama Inf. 

ALLEN, PETER (1830~1908)Peter Allen was born in Ireland in 1830. During the Civil War he belonged to Company E, 1st Alabama Infantry, Gardner‘s Brigade, Pope‘s Division. The 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment was the first to be organized by the State Legislature in 1861. The regiment organized in Pensacola, and was made up of men from Barbour, Lowndes, Macon, Pike, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Wilcox Counties.

During the Civil War the 1st Alabama fought at Island No. 10 where most of the men were captured. Those that were not caught ended up fighting at Corinth. Once all the men were released from prison they ended up fighting at Port Hudson, New Hope, Mobile, Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville.

Allen came to Texas in 1889 and lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant County where he was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a divorced laborer who suffered from rheumatism. He was admitted to the Confederate Men‘s Home on March 9, 1894 where he died November 21, 1908.

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