A Guide to the Allison Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 Allison Family Correspondence Ms2011-060

A Guide to the Allison Family Correspondence, 1862-1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-060


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Processed by: Scott Fralin, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-060
Title
Allison Family Correspondence, 1862-1864
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and transcribed and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Allison, James Polk, b. abt 1843; Allison, John P
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Allison Family Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred 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.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Special Collections in April 2011.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and transcribed and is available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Allison Family Correspondence was completed in June 2011.


Biographical Note

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.

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.

Arrangement

The letters are arranged in chronological order, with the originals placed on top of the transcripts.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Allison, William Henry, d. 1863
  • Local Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and transcribed and is available online.

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1862-1864

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Allison, James Polk, b. abt 1843
  • Allison, John P
  • Allison, William Henry, d. 1863