Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated October 4, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, his relationship with his father, finances, food, his girlfriend, Emma, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
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.