Allen C. Fuller

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Allen C. Fuller
Born(1822-09-24)September 24, 1822
Farmington, Connecticut
DiedDecember 6, 1901(1901-12-06) (aged 79)
Belvidere, Illinois
RankAdjutant General
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
Other workSpeaker of the Illinois House of Representatives

Adjutant General Allen Curtis Fuller (September 24, 1822 – 6 December 6, 1901) was the adjutant general of Illinois from November 11, 1861, to January 1, 1865, during the American Civil War.

Biography[edit]

Allen C. Fuller was born in Farmington, Connecticut, in 1822. He studied in Towanda, Pennsylvania, and under James Rood Doolittle in Warsaw, New York.[1] He became a lawyer and lived in Belvidere, Illinois, from 1846[2] until his death at his home there in 1901.[3][4] From before the war until July 1862, he was a judge of the Illinois Circuit Courts. He served as Adjutant General of Illinois from 1862 until 1865.[2] After the war, he was elected as the representative of Boone County in the Illinois House of Representatives. He became Speaker of the House, and afterwards served two terms in the Illinois Senate from 1867 until 1872.[3][5][6]

In 1890, he built a Queen Anne style summer house near Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wisconsin, in search of relief for his asthma or hay fever. The house is now known as the "Old Rittenhouse Inn".[7][8]

Legacy[edit]

Fuller was eponymised in Camp Fuller.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sieracki, Bernard H. (2008). Order and opportunity: The development of the Illinois Railroad and Warehouse Commission. University of Illinois at Chicago. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-109-00114-3.
  2. ^ a b Eddy, Thomas Mears (1865). The Patriotism of Illinois. pp. 604–606.
  3. ^ a b "Obituary Notes" (PDF). New York Times. 7 December 1901. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  4. ^ "General Allen C. Fuller Dead". Alton Evening Telegraph. December 9, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ Michael E. Banasik, ed. (2006). Duty, honor, and country: the Civil War experiences of Captain William P. Black, thirty-seventh Illinois infantry. Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop. p. 190. ISBN 978-1-929919-10-9. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  6. ^ 'Historic Encyclopedia of Illinois,' Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, Josiah Seymour Currie; Munsell Publishing Company: 1921, Biographical Sketch of Allen C. Fuller, pg. 177-178
  7. ^ Winckler, Suzanne (24 July 1988). "Simpler Views From Islands Off Wisconsin". New York Times. p. 5. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  8. ^ Beattie Bogue, Margaret (2007). Around the shores of Lake Superior: a guide to historic sites. Univ of Wisconsin Press. p. 337. ISBN 978-0-299-22174-4. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  9. ^ "The story of Camp Fuller" (PDF). Winnebago County, Illinois. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 22 November 2011.

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