Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated May 14, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his enlistment, a rumor of his alleged marriage, and camp life.
Military Service Note
Crane, Alphonso. Allegan County. Enlisted in company K, Second Infantry, May 10, 1861, at Kalamazoo, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered May 25, 1861. Corporal July, 1863. Killed in action at Jackson, Miss., July 7, 1863.