Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, May 27, 1904
Fought for the North
Richard M. Allen, aged 60 years, died at the residence of C. W. Ganong in this city Sunday night. The deceased was born at Palmyra, Missouri, enlisted with the Northern forces and participated in many of the important engagements of the Civil war. He was unmarried and is survived by three sisters, as follows: Mrs. C. W. Ganong, Oregon City, Mrs. Thomas Miller, Oregon City; and Mrs. W. M. Shepperd, Barlow. Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Tuesday and burial was had in Mountain View Cemetery.
Son of Dr. William Richardson Allen, early Oregon pioneer, who died in 1851 and is buried next to Richard.
Civil War Pension Application: 19 June 1891. Service Co. E & F, 1st Oregon Cavalry
Name: Richard M . Allen
Regiment State/Origin: Oregon Territory
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Oregon Cavalry
Rank Out: Sergeant
Film Number: M553 roll 1
Name: Richard M. Allen
Rank at enlistment: Sergeant
State Served: Oregon
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Oregon 1st Cavalry Regiment.
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Records Research by Harold Slavik
Meade Post No. 2, G. A. R. Roster:
#187, Allen, Richard M., Co E, 1st Oregon Cavalry, Enlisted: 02/25/1862, Rank: Pvt, Discharged: Feb 1865, Rank: Sgt, Death: 05/22/1904, Burial: Mountain View, OC