Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated March 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, Quakers in the area, deserted Confederate homes, building roads, the movements of his division, and a captain in the the rebel army who used to be a neighbor.
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.