127th New York Infantry
"The Monitors"
John Allen
1838 - 1925
Company E
Born: 1838, England
Died: July 26, 1925, Farmingdale, Long Island, NY
Burial Location:

Enlistment Date: August 21, 1862, at Huntington, NY to serve 3 years
Mustered In: September 8, 1862
Rank: Private

Description: 5 Feet 7 Inches Tall, Grey Eyes, Brown Hair, Fair Complexion

Details: August, 1864, government bakery, Folly Island, SC
November, 1864, Provost Marshall's office, Beaufort, SC
Muster Out Date: June 30, 1865, at Charleston, SC

Here is a letter (outer envelope,  page 1page 2) John Allen wrote to his friend George Hancock. It's a wonderful letter that speaks of camp life and mentions among other things the death of two 54th Mass soldiers, that there has been a religious revival in camp, and how he is voting for Abe Lincoln. 

Click here for a transcript of the letter.

Occupations: Pre War: Painter

Known Addresses: 1862/1925 Farmingdale, Long Island, NY

Pension Application Date: December 18, 1877
Last Pension Rate: Relief to Family, $6 to $7.50 per month: total $233.00

Sources:
Report of the Adjutant General New York
127th New York Volunteers By Franklin McGrath
Complete Record, Officers, Soldiers and Seamen Huntington Town Records
Letter from the private collection of Anthony P. DellaRocca
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