Letter from Giles Allen to his brother and sister, George and Lib Allen, dated September 22, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the Battle of Baton Rouge, his health, scurvy, food, water, fruit, the status of family and friends, and writing letters.
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.