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Allen Wilson (Abt. 1827-1862)

Allen B. Wilson, aka Allen R. Wilson, was from Diamond Bluff and enlisted in the Prescott Guards—Company B of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry—on May 10, 1861.

From Fifty Years in the Northwest, page 203:

ALLEN R. WILSON.—Mr. Wilson was born in Kentucky; spent his early boyhood in Shawneetown, Illinois; was married to Miss Shores¹ at Potosi, Wisconsin, April 16, 1848, and in 1850 came to Diamond Bluff.  Mr. Wilson took great interest in politics, was an ardent Republican, and was among the first to volunteer his services for the suppression of the Rebellion in 1861.  He enlisted in Company B, Sixth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, and fell in battle, Sept. 14, 1862, at South Mountain.  Mr. Wilson was well informed, a close observer of political events at home and abroad, and was a brave and efficient soldier.  He left five children.

1.  Isabela Shores.

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