Allison Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 (Ms2011-060)


Allison Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 (Ms2011-060)


Civil War


This collection contains four letters from members of the Allison family (John P and James Polk), as well as a surgeon's certificate for William H Allison. The letters include news from the war front, requests for money, and information about individual family members. Letters date from 1862 to 1864, and were written in Virginia and Georgia. One of the letters and the surgeon's certificate are photocopies of original materials.
James Polk Allison enlisted with Company K, 63rd Virginia Infantry on April 1, 1862. John P Allison enlisted with Company F on May 6, 1862. In August 1864 he transferred to Company K and was promoted to 1st Corporal. From February 1865 to June 1865 he was a P.O.W. and Point Lookout, Maryland. William H Allison enlisted with Company K on April 1, 1862. He was killed in action at Chickamauga in September 1863.


Allison, James Polk, b. abt. 1843
Allison, John P





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.

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Letter from John P. Allison written to his father on November 14, 1863 from Catoosa hospital in Griffin, Georgia, where he was being treated for…

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…

A surgeon's note written by John Strother Pendleton, M.D., surgeon to the 63rd Va. Regt., certifying that he has examined William H. Allison and found…

Letter from Benjamin F. Henigar and John P. Allison, enlisted in Company F, 63rd Virginia Infantry, to William H. Allison,written on May 6, 1862, from…

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