Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) to Stockton Bates
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.06
Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865)
Place Written: Forest Oak, Virginia
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 13 January 1863
Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.6 x 26.7 cm.
Summary of Content: His regiment has been transferred from Cochrane’s Brigade to Pratt’s Light Division, assigned to skirmish, reconnaissance, and the prevention of guerrilla raids. Their camp is much more comfortable. Wonders how greenbacks are functioning with several rumors abounding.
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;, Guerrilla Warfare;, Confederate States of America;, Coins and Currency;, Finance;, Economics;
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