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    • Allen, Giles B.

    • Portrait of Dr. Giles B. Allen (circa 1880). Washtenaw County, Michigan. Enlisted in company F, Sixth Infantry, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered aug. 20, 1861. Sergeant Dece. 12, 1862. Sergeant Major Jan. 1, 1864. Discharged at...
    • Allen, Giles B.;Giles B. Allen;American Civil War ;Sixth Michigan Infantry ;6th Michigan Infantry; Sixth Michigan Heavy Artillery; 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery; Washtenaw County (Mich.) ; Fort Wayne (Mich.);soldier; noncommissioned officer;...
    • 06th Michigan Infantry - Page 005

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Sixth Michigan Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 6th Michigan Infantry; Sixth Michigan Infantry
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1863-03 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • 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.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; regimental history; railroad; Lafourche (La.); health; Battle of Bayou Teche; cotton;...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1861-06-26 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles B. Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated June 26, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his health, rotten food, and friends from Saline visiting camp.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Detroit (Mich.); Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); health; illness; food; rations; Saline (Mich.);...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1861-06-28 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his sister, Lib Allen, dated June 28, 1861. In this letter, he discusses writing letters, his health, camp life, and getting measured for uniforms.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Lib Allen; Allen, Lib; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Detroit (Mich.); Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); mail; health; illness; camp life; soldiering; uniform; Corporal
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-01-06 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles B. Allen to his mother and sister dated January 6, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, camp life, the weather, sleighs, letter writing, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Lib Allen; Allen, Lib; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Baltimore (Md.); health; illness; weather; sleigh; mail; finances; Corporal;
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-09-22 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • 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...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; George Allen; Allen, George; Lib Allen; Allen, Lib; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Corporal; Camp Williams (La.); regimental history; Battle of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge (La.);...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-09-24 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated September 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, morale, and sending money to his family via a family friend.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Corporal; Camp Dudley (La.); health; morale; finances;
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1863-08-17 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • 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...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Port Hudson (La.); photograph; picture; Baton Rouge (La.); health; regimental history;...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-02-11 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated February 11, [1862]. In this letter, he discusses recovering from the mumps, General Burnside capturing Roanoke Island, a sword presentation, the colonel of the regiment, gossip about the...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Baltimore (Md.); health; illness; mumps; Burnside, Ambrose; Ambrose Burnside; Roanoke Island...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1864-06-05 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • 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...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Port Hudson (La.); mail; Sherman, William Tecumseh; William Tecumseh Sherman; soldier life;...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-07-02 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles B. Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated July 2, [1862]. In this letter, he discusses the mail, the health of his regiment, the weather, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Baton Rouge (La.); mail; postal service; health; illness; weather; finances; Corporal;
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1861-08 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • 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...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Corporal; regimental history; Schoolcraft (Mich.); Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); mattress;...

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