ALLEN, O. H. (1844~1926) O. H. Prince Allen, Confederate veteran, was born in Fayette County, Georgia on September 11, 1846. On January 17, 1864, Allen enlisted in the Confederate Army in Savannah and was mustered into Captain John W. Brooks Company of the Georgia Light Artillery, which was also known as the Terrell Light Artillery.
Having joined the Confederacy so late in the War, Allen did not experience much fighting. But, in December, 1864, the company was engaged in defending Savannah. From there, Allen and his fellow troops took part in the North Carolina Campaign and surrendered with the Army of the Tennessee. Allen was paroled on May 2, 1865, at Greensboro, North Carolina, and returned to his home state of Georgia.
In December, 1869, he moved to Texas, where he was a farmer. Eventually, he settled in Dallas County, where, on May 9, 1917, he applied for a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas. Allen was approved for a pension and later moved to Fort Worth.
On July 26, 1921, Allen, a widower, moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Mens Home. He stayed in the Home until his death on March 30, 1926. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
Allens wifes name was never mentioned in any of his pension applications, but his son, Lee C. Allen, was living in Kaufman, Texas while his father was in the Confederate Home in Austin.
Information taken from: Compiled Military Service Record, Soldiers Application for A Pension # 34185, Confederate Home Roster, Death Certificate #12123, and the Civil War Soldier and Sailor System website at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.