Duncan McAllister, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Born in Paisley, Scotland,___Son of Ronald McAllister,___by occupation an Upholsterer,___Married,___at the age of 31 enlisted for three years in the 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company F.___Mustered into service June 21, 1861.___
While the regiment was encamped at Brightwood, McAllister was specially detailed for service in connection with the U.S. Coast Survey, and continued in this capacity seven or eight months. In April 1862, he rejoined the regiment after it had entered on the Peninsula Campaign and thereafter performed his share of duty in all marches and battles in which the regiment bore a part.
During most of his term of service, he was Cook at the officer's quarters, and therefore was relieved from the ordinary guard and picket duties, but not from participation in engagements.
In the latter part of February 1863, he received a furlough of ten days and visited his family at Chicopee.
Mustered out of service with the regiment at Springfield, Mass.
Reenlisted September 1, 1864 for year in the 31st. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.___Was sent to camp of rendevous on Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor.___In October joined the regiment at New Orleans La. and was assigned to Company D.