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Allen, John K.

JOHN K. ALLEN. Born in St. Johnsbury, and son of Lemuel Allen. Enlisted at the age of twenty years, in Company A, 11th Regiment, August 4, 1862. Mustered into United States service Sept. 1, 1862. Wounded before Petersburg, April 2, 1865---a musket ball passing through the calf of the left leg, injuring the cords, but not the bone of the limb. Young Allen, with the Regiment, joined Grant's advance towards Richmond so as to participate in the second action at Spottsylvania, and the engagements at and near Cold Harbor, one or more after reaching Petersburg. The 11th was ordered to the Shenandoah valley with the Vermont Brigade, and engaged the enemy at Charlestown, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. Allen was in these engagements. After routing and driving the rebels out of the valley, the Vermont troops were ordered to join the Army of the Potomac. They did so, and reached it in season to aid in the final overthrow of the rebel army, and the 11th Regiment was in the actions at Petersburg, March 25 and April 2, 1865. Allen fought with the Regiment in these closing contests of the war, and was mustered out of the service, with an honorable record, June 29, 1865. United States bounty, $100.

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