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    • 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-09-13 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen dated September 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the heat of Mississippi, finances, his promotion, and his desire for a furlough.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; weather; finances; furlough; Miss.; Mississippi;
    • 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
    • Morse, Allen Benton

    • Portrait of Allen Benton Morse, post war, c.1880. Ionia. Enlisted in company B, Sixteenth Infantry, as Sergeant, July 30, 1861, at Ionia, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Sept. 7, 1861. Commissioned First Lieutenant, company I, Twenty-first...
    • Morse, Allen Benton ;Allen Benton Morse; American Civil War; Sixteenth Michigan Infantry; 16th Michigan Infantry; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Mission Ridge; Missionary Ridge, Battle of, Tenn., 1863; Ionia (Mich.);...
    • 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;
    • Morse, Allen Benton

    • Portrait of Allen Benton Morse, post war, c.1880. Ionia. Enlisted in company B, Sixteenth Infantry, as Sergeant, July 30, 1861, at Ionia, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Sept. 7, 1861. Commissioned First Lieutenant, company I, Twenty-first...
    • Morse, Allen Benton ;Allen Benton Morse; American Civil War; Sixteenth Michigan Infantry; 16th Michigan Infantry; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Ionia (Mich.); Mission Ridge; Missionary Ridge, Battle of, Tenn., 1863;...
    • Hicks, Allen E.

    • Portrait of Allen E. Hicks, 1861-1865. (Veteran) Lenox. Enlisted in company B, Fifth Infantry, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. Re-enlisted Dec. 15, 1863 at Brandy Station, Va. Mustered Dec. 26, 1863. ...
    • Hicks, Allen E. ;Allen E. Hicks; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; corporal ; sergeant ; Lenox (Mich.) ; Fort Wayne (Mich.)
    • 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;
    • Allen

    • This map shows the village of Allen and the surrounding land owners in Hillsdale County, Michigan in 1916.
    • villages; land ownership
    • 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;...
    • Allen, Abram; Allen, Vesta Ann Jones

    • Abram Allen and Vesta Ann Jones Allen. Double portrait. Man: black tie, clean shaven. Woman: lace collar, gold earrings, broach, ring. 1/4 size plate. Leather case; oval design. Some discoloration around edges.
    • Daguerreotype; Allen, Abram; Allen, Vesta Allen Jones; Man; Woman

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