Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, not dated. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, traveling via the railroad, Lafourche, Louisiana, his battle experiences at the Battle of Bayou Teche, and burning cotton.
Military Service Note
Allen, Giles B. Washtenaw County. Enlisted in company F, Sixth Michigan Infantry, as Corporal, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 20, 1861. Sergeant Dec. 12, 1862. Sergeant Major Jan. 1, 1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug. 23, 1864.