Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) to Stockton Bates
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.38
Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865)
Place Written: Annapolis, Maryland
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 27 April 1865
Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 24.9 cm.
Summary of Content: Describes how marching to the front now is somewhat different now than a year ago because their army is much more victorious. Reacts to presidential communication with Britain; wonders about Canada. , Written from Camp Parole, where Union prisoners of war were held until they were exchanged with Confederate prisoners of war, until being returned to their regiments.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union Soldier’s Letter;, Soldier’s Letter;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Canada;, Prisoner of War;, Military Camp;, Parole;
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