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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.27 Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) Place Written: Brandy Station, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 November 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: They held "un grand revue du Corps" for a party of visiting English officers, to which he is opposed. Heard about the Gettysburg dedication. Meade has reduced the 8-day ration to 5 because men cannot carry that much. Asks for a copy of the Constitution to better understand the conscription.

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, President Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Address, Presidential Speeches and Proclamations, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Military Provisions, US Constitution, Law, Conscription, Union General

Sub Era: The American Civil War