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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.23.06 Author/Creator: Allison, William A. (fl.1861-1865) Place Written: Forest Oak, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 January 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: His regiment has been transferred from Cochrane's Brigade to Pratt's Light Division, assigned to skirmish, reconnaissance, and the prevention of guerrilla raids. Their camp is much more comfortable. Wonders how greenbacks are functioning with several rumors abounding.

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, Military Camp, Guerrilla Warfare, Confederate States of America, Coins and Currency, Finance, Economics

Sub Era: The American Civil War