Monday, August 18, 2014

Captain William Henry Allen

Source - Page 305

At the first fire from the H.M.S. Pelican, Captain Allen [of the U.S.S. Argus] fell.


"By the fall of these young officers, Captains Allen and Burrows, the naval service experienced a heavy and almost irretrievable loss. Captain Allen had distinguished himself in a gallant manner in the action with the Macedonian, at which time he was first officer to Commodore Decatur...".

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