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Levi joined the 125th Illinois Infantry on 1 August 1862. He mustered into Company C on 3 September 1862. The story of the 125th has been preserved by several men who served in this regiment during the Civil War. One such volume is available on Archive.org, written by Robert M. Rogers, a sergeant in Company B (see http://archive.org/details/125thregimentill00roge).
The 125th saw action from Perryville, Kentucky, through Tennessee, and became part of General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and the famous March to the Sea. Until this week, I did not realize that I had a personal connection through a distant uncle to Sherman's campaigns in the Civil War.
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources maintains an informational page on the Bentonville Campaign. Allman was likely treated for wounds at Harper House, which was used as a battlefield hospital.
There is much more to the story of the 125th and the various battles with General Sherman. Levi Allman served for nearly three years, and likely missed surviving the war by several weeks. Sherman's southern campaigns contributed to the end of the Civil War, and it is very interesting to know that an ancestor took part in those battles.