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Pease, Allen D. (1840-1922) | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Name: Pease, Allen D. (1840-1922)

Historical Note: Allen D. Pease born in Canandaigua, New York, and moved to Kent County, Michigan, in 1862. He was married in his native county to Ella Legard in 1861. They had eight children: Mettie, James T., Clarence H., Willem A. Francis, Allen L., Pearl D., and Gracie E. He enlisted on 31 August 1862, at Grand Rapids, in Co. B, 6th Michigan Cavalry as a private and later was promoted to corporal. In January 1863, he was hospitalized in Washington, D.C., for pneumonia. In 1863 he was captured at Cedar Creek but was immediately retaken by Union forces. In 1864 he was Quarter Master clerk. He fought, with his command, at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Pamunkey River, Culpeper and Winchester. He was honorably discharged 6 December 1865, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

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