Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated June 5, 1864. In this letter, he discusses writing letters, the reputation of the 6th Michigan Infantry, his time in the service, General Sherman, the movements of his regiment, soldier life, the status of his regiment, and transferring from heavy artillery to infantry.
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.