Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated August 17, 1863. In this letter, he discusses receiving a photograph of his mother, receiving leave to go to Baton Rouge, the health of his regiment, his impressions of Port Hudson, and the change of his regiment to the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery.
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.