Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) to mon ami
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.01
Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865)
Place Written: Belgium
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 2 April 1861
Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.6 x 19.3 cm.
Summary of Content: Comments on a recently received photograph and his friend’s new maturity from a schoolboy to a businessman, with philosophical underpinnings. Reports their company drilling schedule, with particular attention to the word ”skirmish” and its definition.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union Soldier’s Letter;, Soldier’s Letter;, Friendship;, Education, Photography;
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