Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) to Stockton Bates
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.34
Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865)
Place Written: Brandy Station, Virginia
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 2 April 1864
Pagination: 4 p. ; 18 x 22.4 cm.
Summary of Content: Complains about rain; would rather march than be cooped up in his tent. Reports on recent army reorganization and Meade’s current actions. Asks a hypothetical question translating the value of gold to greenbacks.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union Soldier’s Letter;, Soldier’s Letter;, Finance;, Economics;, Military Camp;, Union General;, Coins and Currency;
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