Posted By:Jmes Gray
Subject:Captain Issac Allen, CSA
Post Date:April 14, 2009 at 07:49:29
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I have found a descendant of a Confederate Captain, but I have been unable to find a Captain Issac Allen, CSA. in any of the databases; so I thought you might have some idea of how to confirm him.

Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 1830-1842 (no birth certificate)Father married second wife and Allen found out when he was 14 years of age and packed a ruck-sack and went to Ireland supposedly to be with his birth mother; never to return to Scotland.

Served as a Capt. CSA Virginia

Scottish engineer

He supposedly rifled the 3” & 4” guns for the Confederacy taken after fall of Fort Sumter

Surrendered at end of war, paroled by Abraham Lincoln and immediately deported.
Abraham Lincoln supposedly told Allen; “America is a big country but not big enough for the two of us. You extended the war for another two years. A ship awaits you at the wharf for your departure.”
Source: Dorothy Rook, great, great granddaughter
P.O. Box 171, Helensborough, NSW, 2508
Phoine: 0407 253 339

Is there any way you can help find or confirm this individual?

James Gray
Brisbane, Australia