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Obituary of George William Allen, Lake Washington, Mississippi.

Dr. William George Allen was born in Shreveport, La., April 12, 1846, and died at his home on Lake Washington, Miss., January 12, 1922. Enlisting as a boy in the War between the States, young Allen was first with Capt. R. N. Hall's ninety-day troops during May, June, and July, 1863, this troop being made up in Hinds County, Miss., and he was at the battle of Raymond and through the campaign to August 1, 1863. He was afterwards in R. H. Baker's company of scouts, in W. H. Jackson's Division of Cavalry, Army of Tennessee and served in the Georgia and Tennessee campaign.

Dr. Allen was an honored and beloved citizen of the Lake Washington community of Washington County, Miss, for half a century, and his life had been spent in doing good. For fifty years he had been a member of the Presbyterian Church, and in his Church relations, as in his devotion to his country, his family, and his friends, he was noted for strict fidelity. In all the relations of life-as husband and father, as a citizen, a neighbor, and friend-he measured up to the highest personal honor, a gentleman of the old school, a physician of distinction, and a friend as true as steel.

Through life he clung steadfastly to his patriotic ideals, and his loyalty to the Confederate cause was marked by the unswerving interest he took in all its organizations, attending and taking part in nearly every Confederate reunion. At the time of his death he was Surgeon General of the Mississippi Division U. C. V.

Clothed in his Confederate uniform, he was laid to rest in Greenfield Cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, November, 1922.

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