Letter from Emory Crane to his father, William Crane, dated April 2, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health (including his father's visit to the "Indian doctor"), religion, the movements of his regiment, and visiting friends.
Military Service Note
Crane, John E. Hillsdale County. Enlisted in company C, First Infantry, Sept. 30, 1861, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Nov. 19, 1861. Died of disease in hospital at Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 21, 1862 (Brown Book inaccurately states July 4, 1862).