Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated October 27, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, religion, visiting Mt. Vernon, his impressions of Washington, D.C., family news, and a visit from Austin Blair.
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.