b. 06/05/1843 Ireland. d. 31/08/1913 Saint Paul, Minnesota.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/09/1862 South Mountain, Maryland.
On April 24, 1861, shortly after the outbreak of the American Civil War, James Allen enlisted in Company F of the 16th New York Infantry. He earned the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action at the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862.
Allen was discharged along with the rest of the 16th New York in May 1863, but continued to serve the Union cause as a member of the railroad service.
After the war, Allen lived in St. Paul, Minnesota and was a member of the Garfield Post of the Grand Army of the Republic.
BURIAL LOCATION: OAKLAND CEMETERY, SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA.
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