ALLEN, GEORGE (1835~1913) George Allen, Confederate veteran, was born on March 4, 1835, in New York. At the age of 23, in 1858, Allen immigrated to Texas where he enlisted on August 1, 1861, in Company F of the 4th Texas Infantry.
Allen, on July 2, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, was wounded in the right arm and taken captive in a field hospital at Gettysburg. He was confined to DeCamp General Hospital on the Davids Island in New York Harbor, where, on September 17, 1863, he was part of a detachment of paroled and exchanged prisoners at Camp Lee, near Richmond, Virginia.
From there, Allen was sent to Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital # 9 in Richmond, where he was admitted on September 25, 1863, without his right arm. He was then moved to another General Hospital, Howards Grove, in Richmond. He spent the next few months recovering.
Upon returning to Texas, Allen settled in Wilson County, where he worked as a farmer. In 1899, complaining of bad health and his inability to work due to his missing arm, Allen applied for and received a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas. He was living in McNeil, Travis County at that time.
On April 30, 1900, after returning to Wilson County, Allen moved into the Confederate Mens Home in Austin. He left and returned to the Home numerous times before he died on August 23, 1913. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery three days later.
Information taken from: Compiled Military Service Record, Confederate Pension Application # 3943, Confederate Home Roster, and Death Certificate # 18033.