Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) to Stockton Bates
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.05
Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865)
Place Written: White Oak, Virginia
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 4 January 1863
Pagination: 2 p. ; 31.7 x 19.9 cm.
Summary of Content: Describes the recuperation following the battle of Rappahannock due to mismanagement. The men are discouraged and do not support the recent presidential proclamation. There is constant effort to increase comfort, building log structures in camp, and little sickness.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union Soldier’s Letter;, Soldier’s Letter;, President, Battle, African American History;, Slavery;, Presidential Speeches and Proclamations;, Emancipation;, Emancipation Proclamation;, Military Camp;, Building Construction;, Health and Medical;
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