Allen, Henry H.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Henry Harrison Allen was born in Berne[1] on May 10, 1843[2]. He would later live in Knox.[2]

He gave his mother's name as Susan. It's possible that he forgot the given name of his mother.

From and

Henry H. Allen was born 10 MAY 1843, POSSIBLY the son of John P. Allen (19 JUN 1812 - 28 DEC 1883) and Catherine Margaret Beller (28 DEC 1815 - 25 OCT 1875). His brothers and sisters MIGHT have been:

  • John Frederick Allen (23 OCT 1836 - 2 APR 1902)
  • Elmira Allen (ABT 1839 - 1869)
  • Mary A. Allen (24 MAY 1851 - 10 JUL 1861)
  • Sarah G. Allen (18 JUN 1856 - 12 JUL 1861)
  • Martha Allen (16 JUN 1842 - DEC 1846)

Henry is listed in only a few of the online family trees - which might have been copied from the same source - John ELberfeld


Before he served in the Civil War, Henry worked as a farmer.[1]

Military Service

Residence: Knox [3]
Date of Birth: 18 May 1843[3]
Place of Birth: Knox[3]
Names of Parents: Susan Allen[3]
Enlistment Date: 1 Aug 1862[2] or July 30, 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Knox, NY[3]
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Mustered in with Regiment on: 18 August 1862
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[2]
Company: Company K[1][2][4]
Killed in Action on: 19 June 1864[1]
Death Place: Petersburg, Va.[1]
Place of Burial: Petersburg, VA[3]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 19.[1]
Sources Used: Heroes of Albany; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


On June 19, 1864 near Petersburg, the 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment spent the day digging a line of entrenchments about 500 yards from the Confederates.[1] During this time they were constantly fired upon by the Confederates and at some point Henry Allen was mortally wounded along with another man in the unit James Reid.[1] Henry was buried near Petersburg.[2]


Additional Research Notes

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865 about Henry H Alben[5]
Name: Henry H Alben
Birth Date: 18 May 1843
Birth Place: Knox, Albany Co, New York
Mother: Susan Allen
Residence Place: Knox
Enlistment Date: 1 Aug 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, Albany, New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment
Company: K
Rank: Private
Race: White
Marital Status: Single

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900|New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

Knox - Henry H. Allen - Muster Roll

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about Henry H Allen[5]
Name: Henry H Allen
Age: 19
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birth Place: Berne, New York
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, New York
Muster Year: 1862
Separation Details: Killed
Separation Date: 19 Jun 1864

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Henry H Allen[5]
Name: Henry H Allen
Residence: Knox, New York
Occupation: Farmer
Age at enlistment: 19
Enlistment Date: 30 Jul 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Knox, New York
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, New York 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 18 Aug 1862.Mustered out on 19 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Birth Date: abt 1843
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-GeneralHistory of the 125th PA Volunteers

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Henry H. Allen[5]
Name: Henry H. Allen
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 7 N.Y. Heavy Art'y.
Regiment Name Expanded: 7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery
Company: K
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 2

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General|Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York

7th NY Heavy Artillery
ALLEN , HENRY H. Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 30, 1862, at Knox; mustered in as private, Co. K (originally One Hundred and Thirteenth Infantry), August 18,1862, to serve three years; killed in action, June 19, 1864, at Petersburg, Va.

History of the County of Albany|History of the County of Albany]] - Tenney and Howell

Knox - Henry Allen, private, Seventh Artillery, Company K; enlisted August 1, 1862; mustered August 14, 1862; after serving nearly two 3 years, was mortally wounded, and his remains lie buried near Petersburg, Va.

Heroes of Albany|Heroes of Albany

Carnival of Blood|Carnival of Blood

ALLEN, HENRY H. - Born: Berne, NY. Age: 19. Occupation: farmer. Enlisted Ju;y 30, 1862, as private in Co. K; killed in action, June 19, 1864, at Petersburg.

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about John Allen

Name: John Allen Age: 67 Birth Year: abt 1783 Birthplace: New York Home in 1850: Knox, Albany, New York Gender: Male Family Number: 103 Household Members: Name Age John Allen 67 Elizabeth Allen 58 Eliza Allen 18 Harrison Allen 8

Note: His middle name was Harrison.

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3