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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: 1

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.

People: Allison, William A., fl. 1861-1865.
Bates, Stockton, fl. 1861-1866.

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