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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.05 Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) Place Written: White Oak, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Describes the recuperation following the battle of Rappahannock due to mismanagement. The men are discouraged and do not support the recent presidential proclamation. There is constant effort to increase comfort, building log structures in camp, and little sickness.

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, African American History, Slavery, Presidential Speeches and Proclamations, Emancipation, Emancipation Proclamation, Military Camp, Building Construction, Health and Medical

Sub Era: The American Civil War