Harvey A. Allen

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Harvey A. Allen
Born 1818
New Bern, North Carolina
Died September 20, 1882(1882-09-20) (aged 63–64)
Schraalenburgh, New Jersey
Place of Burial Green-Wood Cemetery
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1841–1879
Rank Union Army LTC rank insignia.png Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 2nd Artillery Regiment
Commands held Department of Alaska

Mexican-American War

Third Seminole War
American Civil War
American Indian Wars

Harvey Abner Allen (October 17, 1818 – September 20, 1882) was an officer in the United States Army who served as the fourth commander of the Department of Alaska, from September 20, 1871 to January 3, 1873.

He graduated from West Point in 1841, and was assigned to the 2nd Artillery Regiment, serving with this unit for most of his career.

Allen died at his home in Schraalenburg, New Jersey (now Dumont, New Jersey) on September 20, 1882, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.[1]

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  1. ^ "Lieut.-Col. Harvey A. Allen" (PDF). New York Times. September 21, 1882. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 


Military offices
Preceded by
John C. Tidball
Commanders of the Department of Alaska
September 20, 1871 - January 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Joseph Stewart