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army officer

Henry Tureman Allen, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal; Croix de Guerre with palm and Commander Legion of Honor (France); Commander Order of Leopold (Belgium); plaque Order of Prince Danilo; medal de la Solidaridad (Panama); Grand Cordon of Order of the Crown (Italian); Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgian).


Allen, Henry Tureman was born on April 13, 1859 in Sharpsburg, Kentucky, United States. Son of Sanford and Susan (Shumate) Allen.


Preparatory education in Kentucky, and at Peekskill Military Academy, and Georgetown College, A.M., 1898. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1882. Doctor of Laws, Lincoln Memorial U., 1915, Georgetown, 1922.


Commissioned Second lieutenant 2d Cavalry, June 13, 1882. Promoted through grades lieutenant colonel, vols., 1901, and to brigadier general regular army, 1917. Major general N.A., August 5, 1917.

Major general, March 6, 1921. Retired April 13, 1923. Instructor United States Military Academy, 1888-1890.

Military attache Russia, 1890-1895, Germany, 1897-1898. Served in Santiago campaign as major and adjutant general, in Philippines at lieutenant colonel 43d Regiment. Governor Island of Leyte, April-July, 1901.

Started organization of Philippine constabulary, July 1901, as its chief. Brigadier general and chief of constabulary by act of Congress, January 1903. Later lieutenant colonel General Staff in charge of cavalry section.

With Mexican Punitive Expedition, 1916. Assigned commander 90th Division, Camp Travis, Texas, September 1917. Appointed commander 90th Division, American Expeditionary Force, September 1917, participating in Toul sector, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.

Assigned as commander 8th Army Corps, November 24, 1918, 9th A.C., April 20, 1919, 7th A.C., May 5, 1919. Appointed commander American Forces in Germany, July 2, 1919.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Reconnaissance of Copper, Tannana and Kuyukuk Rivers, 1886. Military System of Sweden, 1895. My Rhineland Journal, 1923.

      The Rhineland Occupation, 1926.


Married Dora Johnston, July 12, 1887.

Sanford Allen

Susan (Shumate) Allen

Dora Johnston