Letter from Alphonso Crane to his cousin dated December 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses the camp, looting, the weather, General McClellan's opinion on the 2nd Michigan Infantry, a local wash woman, and the status of friends on the front.
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.