Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) to Stockton Bates
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.29
Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865)
Place Written: Brandy Station, Virginia
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 10 January 1864
Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.3 x 24.9 cm.
Summary of Content: Is grateful for the news; it provides freedom from boredom for the entire camp. Describes their winter quarters, a rude combination of log cabin and tent. His roommate is a German soldier who participated in the disturbances of 1848 then fled his native land to the United States, hoping to live in peace.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union Soldier’s Letter;, Soldier’s Letter;, Military Camp;, Immigration and Migration;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Republican Party;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: Enlisted on 22 August 1861 as a Private; mustered into A company, 61st regiment, Pennsylvania, infantry. Promoted to sergeant 1 November 1864, when he was transferred from company A to company F. Mustered out on 28 June 1865 at Washington, D.C.Order Image