Henry Tureman Allen
Born in Sharpsburg on April 13, 1859, Allen attended Peeks Mill Military Academy and Georgetown College before graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1882. He was sent to the western frontier, where he led an expedition that mapped 1500 miles of Alaska wilderness and rivers in 1885. He served as an instructor at West Point from 1888-1890.
Allen served briefly in the Spanish-American War in Cuba (1898) and was promoted to brigadier general in 1917. He commanded the 90th Cavalry Division in World War I and served as commander of the American occupation of Germany following the war. Promoted to major general in 1921, he retired three years later. Allen died on August 29, 1930, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2509.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 12.123′ N, 83° 55.761′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker is on Camp Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg KY 40374, United States of America.
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More about this marker. Marker dedicated September 23, 2017.
Also see . . . Henry Tureman Allen Major General, United States Army. (Submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • War, Spanish-American • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.