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Allyn, William B.

WILLIAM B. ALLYN, son of the late Rufus B. Allyn, entered the service at the age of nineteen, as a private in the army of the Potomac : he afterwards received a commission as junior officer in the Sixth Massachusetts Battery, and was promoted for gallant services at the battle of Baton Rouge, where he had two horses shot under him, and was wounded. The southern climate having undermined his health, he remained North nearly a year, and enlisted Feb. 23, 1864, in the Thirty-first Maine Regiment, and was appointed First Lieutenant and Adjutant, a position which he honorably filled when he met his death. He went boldly into action before Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, but was borne from the field mortally wounded, and died at the Division Hospital on the evening of August 1. His remains arrived August 13, and were escorted to the cemetery by the Home Guards and a large concourse of citizens. Impressive religious services were conducted at the tomb by Rev. Dr. Palfrey. The age of Lieutenant Allyn was twenty-two years.

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