Allen Walter Prather
Colonel, United States Army
Allen Walter Prather was born August 10, 1836 died November 19, 1897. Married
Served with the 120 Indiana Volunteers out of Columbus, Indiana. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Birth: August 10, 1836 - Death: November 19, 1891
Allen Walter Prather was a Civil War Union Army Officer. He began his Civil War service as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 6th Indiana Volunteer Militia, a 3-month enlistment regiment that was raised at the very beginning of the war. After it was mustered out in July 1861, another 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was raised, this time for a three-year enlistment. Commissioned as a First Lieutenant in Company C in the new regiment, he was eventually advanced to Captain.
When the 120th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was raised, he was transferred and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He assumed command of the regiment when Colonel Richard F, Barter was evelated to brigade command. Allen Prather led the regiment through its participation in the Summer 1864 battles for Atlanta, Georgia, the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee, and the drive through the Carolinas.
Promoted to Colonel in September 1864, he saw the war through to it's conclusion, and served in post-War occupation duty until he resigned on September 9, 1865.
PRATHER, ALLEN W
COL 120 IND INF
DATE OF DEATH: 11/19/1891
BURIED AT: SECTION B SITE 38
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
PRATHER, ELIZABETH CATHERINE W/O ALLEN W
Posted: 18 July 2001