Union and West End Cemetery

The Union and West End Cemetery is located in center city Allentown. The main entrance is on 10th Street at 10th and Chew Streets. The cemetery is mantained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Ten board members (also volunteers) serve the cemetery association and manage the finances, make application for grants, solicit donations and participate in the maintenance of the cemetery.

Friday, December 15, 2006

 

Allen Infantry - First Defenders

The Allentown Infantry, a militia unit from Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania was among the first five Pennsylvania companies (all former local militia units) to answer the call for troops to protect the Capital from attack by Confederate forces.

The men of the Allen Infantry were assigned, belatedly, to the Twenty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G. A link to the official roster for the unit can be found below:

Twenty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Company G


Recruited at Allentown
Mustered in on April 18, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Allen Infantry of the First Defenders

View the roster for the:



Twenty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment


The men of Company G, Twenty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment were mustered out on 26 July 1861, and returned to Allentown to a city-wide celebration..




Medal of Honor Presented to First Defenders
By the State of Pennsylvania
Act of the Legislature
dated May 26, 1891




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