Harrison Allen was born on December 4, 1835, and died on September 23, 1904.
He was a Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General.
Allen served in the Civil War first as Major of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, then as Colonel and commander of the nine-month enlistment 151st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He led his regiment at the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863), he led the unit in the Union I Corps initial defense of the McPherson Woods area. There he was severely wounded, and left the field, giving command of the regiment to junior officers. He was brevetted Brigadier General, United States Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for “faithful and meritorious services”.
After the War he served as Pennsylvania State Auditor General (1872 to 1875), and as U.S. Marshal for the Dakota Territory from 1882 to 1886.
Harrison Harrison of Warren County, Pennsylvania was also a delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868; a member of Pennsylvania state senate,
1870-72; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1872-75.
When he died in 1904, he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery (Section 3, Lot 1506). His wife, Suzanna G. Harrison, who died in1946 is buried with him.
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