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William B. Allen

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John A. Smith
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Section: a     Lot: 73     Grave: 3

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"2d LT 3rd REGT. MASS. HV. ARTY" is inscribed within the military shield on this veteran gravestone. There is an American Flag to the left of William's gravestone.

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Veteran: Yes


Husband of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Allen Father of Henry B Allen and William M. Allen Son of William W Allen and Margaret Bessimore Allen

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Stone cleaned in 2020 William Allen married Lizzie Smith and the couple lived in New Bedford where William worked as a boat builder. The couple had two sons before William enlisted in the Civil War. He returned with a disability but lived until age 83. The cause of death was listed as myocardia. Research: L. Oliveira Enlisted in Co. B, MA 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment on 19 May 1863. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 14 Oct 1864. He mustered out on 14 Jan 1865 at Washington, DC. William was discharged for disability for injury to his left side, stomach, and small of back, a rupture, kidney disease, malaria and enlargement of the spleen at Fort Stanton in Washington. Sources: Pension Records, Research by Bill Bleyer, GAR Dept of Masachusetts 1866-1947 (Sargeant).

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1,257   Marked Stones in this Cemetery
0   Unmarked Stones (Fieldstones) in this Cemetery

G.R. 2. - Gravestone record, Linden Grove Cemetery, Head of Westport, Vital Records to 1850. The cemetery was originally supervised by the private group, Linden Grove Association, but is now part of Town of Westport property and supervised by the Town Cemetery Director. This cemetery is next to Maple Grove Cemetery. There are three additions to the data for Linden Grove not available for the private cemeteries: photo(s) of each stone, a map of the cemetery showing relative locations of lots and the name of the owner(s) of the lot. There is only one "section" in Linden Grove. The Westport Gravestone Cleaning and Restoration Group has cleaned all the stones in Linden Grove using D/2 Biological Solution for cleaning. Most broken and leaning stones have been restored as of June 2023. Funding has been provided for training of the persons doing the work using CPA funding. CPA funding has also paid for supplies. Information on many of the interred has also been provided by Laura Oliviera, Todd Baptista and Troy Rebello.

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GPS North: 41.62386
GPS West: 71.05688
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