Henry Lowndes Allan, Texas
Corporal Henry Lowndes Allan, son of Francis Davis and Virginia Radcliff Lowndes. Allan, was born August 22, 1842 in Houston, Texas. He enlisted January 31, 1863 in Jackson, Mississippi for the period of the war. He was attached to the 1st Co. Battalion, Washington Artillery, Louisiana Volunteers. Prior to regular service, he participated in the capture of the "Star of the West" under Colonel VanBuren on April 17, 1861 and joined the Memphis Southern Guards prior to enlistment in the regular service. Allan was in the battle of Newbern, North Carolina, February 1864; Drewry's Bluff, May 1864; and the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia June through December 1864. He was captured near Petersburg, Virginia, April 7, 1865 and terminated his service with the Oath of Allegiance at Pt. Lookout Prison Camp, Maryland on June 23, 1865. After the war he was a merchant and died February 9,1883 in Galveston, Texas. South T. Lynn (GGS).
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