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Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) to Stockton Bates

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.24 Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) Place Written: Stone House Mountain, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 October 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: A portion of their army has been moved to other points, thus weakening their army. He disagrees with this strategy, for the "rebels are as busy as bees strengthening their position." A meeting to express political opinion and support for Governor Curtin; Union support helps soldier morale.

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, Confederate States of America, Politics, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War