Captain Charles E. Allen

Brief Life Sketch

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Picture of Charles (Chas.) E. Allen in Uniform of the Union Army
Chas. E. Allen

Captain Charles E. Allen was born about 1835 at Zanesville, Muskingum County Ohio to parents Josiah Buffett Allen and Martha Frances Herrick Allen, to their union were born a total of 8 children. Martha passed December 11, 1852. Josiah remarried and to that union were born 4 children. 

In 1861 Charles E Allen served in the military, at 26 years old. He served during the Civil War as Lieut. of the 3rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Company E. He served as Quartermaster (Commissary of Subsistence) Eventually being promoted to Captain. 

In December of 1861, Charles married Martha “Mattie” Moore and to this union were born 2 children. Ernest Moore Allen born October 20th 1862 and Grace Herrick Allen January 14th 1864.

Captain Charles E. Allen passed on September 9th 1863 from dysentery he had contracted during the war. 

Historic Bird's eye view of Clarksburg WV
Birds’ Eye view Map of Clarksburg


Zanesville Daily Courier Friday December 20 1861

At Clarksburg, Va., Dec 19th, 1861, by Rev. J. W. Curry, MR. CHARLES ALLEN, of Zanesville, Ohio, to MISS MATTIES. MOORE, of the former place. 

Grave Marker of Cpt. Chas. E. Allen


Daily intelligencer., September 11, 1863 page 3

DEATH OF CAPT. CHAS. ALLEN.— Capt. Charles Allen, C. S., formerly stationed at Clarksburg in this State, but more recently in Nashville, Tenn., died at the former place on Wednesday evening. He came north a few weeks since to recruit his health, and his furlough had scarcely expired when he breathed his last. The deceased was a native of Zanesville, Ohio, and leaves a wife (sister of Jasper Y. Moore Clerk of the United States Court) and one child. A more noble man, nor efficient officer has ever entered the service of his country, and his untimely death will be lamented by his many friends.

Zanesville Daily Courier, Friday September 11, 1863

DEATH OF CAPTAIN ALLEN.—We are sorry to learn this morning of the death of Capt. Chas. Allen, of Nashville, which occurred yesterday morning at Clarksburg, VA.

The Captain passed through here a few days since feeling very unwell, and yesterday his friends learned that he was dead.

Chas Allen was a man of fine business qualifications, and for one so young as him had seen much of the world, and many of the vicissitudes of mortality.

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