Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, not dated. In this letter, he discusses leaving Saline, the movements of his regiment, men from Schoolcraft, Michigan, his impressions of Fort Wayne, his straw tick mattress, a toothache, and missing dress parade.
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.