Thursday, September 05, 2013

Allen Gentry.

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Allen Gentry.

Birth: March 3, 1842.
Death: July 4, 1926.

Wife: Cordelia Gentry, 1849-1889.

burial: Sunset Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana.

Indiana State Records. 
Enlisted in the 42nd, Indiana infantry, company H., October 21, 1861, at Dubois County, Indiana, age 23, Discharged December 26, 1864.  Corpl. Promoted to 1st Sgt, May 1, 1862. Promoted 2nd Lt, March 14, 1863; Capt, November 1, 1864.
42nd., Regimental History.
Allen Gentry, Was born in Spencer county, Ind., March 3, 1842, and entered the United States service with the organization of the 42d Regt. Indiana Vol. infantry at the age of nineteen years as corporal of Company H of the regiment, and color bearer for the regiment. From corporal he was promoted in the regular line till he reached the rank of lieutenant, in which he was mustered out with the regiment. He held a commission as an officer before he was twenty years old, being the youngest officer in the regiment. He is a prosperous farmer now, with a residence near Rockport, Ind., enjoying the confidence and respect of all.
Corporal Allen Gentry, Company H, was passing a wounded rebel who asked for water. Though at danger, or risk of capture. Corporal Gentry divided his own scanty supply with his enemy of half an hour before. They were no longer enemies.

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