Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated June 15, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, the residents of Illinois, his impressions of Louisiana swamps, and his thoughts on capturing Vicksburg.
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.