Letter, John P. Allison to David Allison, Camp near Chattanooga, TN, September 24, 1863 (Ms2011-060)

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In camped 6 miles south of

Chatnooga [Chattanooga] Tenn

September the 24th 1863

I this morning with said feelings bout

Embrace The oppertunity of dropping

you a line To let you know the condition

of a fairs I my selfe am as well

as common But I am sorry to say to

you that Bosiar [William Henry "Bozier" Allison] was kiled in the Battle

of Chicke Chickamorga [Chickamauga] on the 20 of this ins

He was shot right a bouve the eight [eye?]

that was one of the hardest fights we

ever had the men lade thick on the

field the yankees more so than our

men I never have seen the like at

the men in my life there was four

men kiled in our company george Collins [George Washington Collins]

& Daniel kegley [Daniel Franklin Kegley] & Eli cowden [Eli Cowen] was kiled

& capt oury [John F. Oury] was wounded very bad

the balance of our co is well Be is well

& stood up to the fight fine there is

terrible forse here on boath sids our

men give the yankees a good whipping

at this plase & run them To chatnooga

& our men is in line of battle thare

I dont know Whether tha will fight a

gain or not I havent time to give

You eny knews at this time

Tel allice that I have got his pictor

with me & I in tend to kep it

nothing more I remain your trew

friend & a well wosher for ever

From John P Alisen [Allison] To David Alisen [Allison]

Title

Letter, John P. Allison to David Allison, Camp near Chattanooga, TN, September 24, 1863 (Ms2011-060)

Description

Letter from John P. Allison to his father, David Allison, informing him that their brother and son, William Henry "Bozier" Allison, had been killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863.

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Ms_2011_060_AllisonFamily_1863_0924

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Allison Family Correspondence, Ms2011-060, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Citation

Allison, John P, “Letter, John P. Allison to David Allison, Camp near Chattanooga, TN, September 24, 1863 (Ms2011-060),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 7, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2011-060/Ms_2011_060_AllisonFamily_1863_0924.