Allison Family Correspondence,
Scope and Content
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.
Transcripts are available for all the materials.
- 1862 - 1864
- Allison, John P. (Person)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the Allison Family Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
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 are arranged in chronological order, with the originals placed on top of the transcripts.
This collection was donated to Special Collections in April 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Allison Family Correspondence was completed in June 2011.
- Allison Family Correspondence, 1862-1864
- Scott Fralin
- © 2011 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
- Language of description
- Script of description
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