Isaac H. Allen
Insurance Agent and School Teacher; Mt. Morris; born Feb 11, 1816, in Howard County., Md, son of Isaac and Mary; came to Ogle in 1852; married Jan 16, 1840, Evaline Titlo, who was born in Frederick Co., Md., Mar 30, 1818, daughter of George and Elizabeth. Have had five children -- Jesse O., George Q., Charles H., Mary and Clara O. Was First Lieutenant in Co K, -- Regiment, Illinois Infantry; enlisted May 1862 and was mustered out in September, 1862; again enlisted in September, in Co H., 14th Regiment Illinois Calvary as private, and soon after was appointed Orderly Sergeant; went to the front, and was appointed Orderly Sergeant Major, and was under Gen. Burnside in Tennesee; was at Cumberland Gap, thence to the state of Georgia; was there promoted to Second Lieutenant Co D, 14th Illinois Calvary, but before commission was received was captured in the Stoneman Raid; was three weeks in the stockade at Lacon, then sent to Charleston, S.C., and in October, 1864, was exchanged at Rough and Ready, Ga.; then went to went to Nicholinsville, Kan., re-organized the command, and proceeded to Tennessee to watch the movements of Gen. Hood, and participated in the fight at Columbia, and the engagement near Waynesboro; was here detained with a force of fifty men on a foraging expedition, and had just reached Waynesboro when Hook struck our command and we did not get the benefit of this expedition; was in the command that followed Gen. Morgan through Ohio, and appointed on the Staff of Gen. Horace Capron. He taught school some 18 years in Maryland, and about the same length of time in Illinois; is agent for the Home Insurance Company of New York.
Contributed by Peg Allen Arnold
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