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Collection Number: 03737-z

Collection Title: Edward W. Allen Papers (#3737-z) 1862-1866

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Size About 100 Items.
Abstract Edward W. Allen of Eau Claire, Wis., was a sergeant and then second lieutenant in Company H of the 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, during the Civil War. He was the son of James and Emily Allen. He had several siblings, including James F. (Fred) Allen who served in Company K, 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Correspondence, diary entries, and other papers of Edward W. Allen during the Civil War. Most of the letters are from Allen to his parents in 1864 and 1865. Also included are letters he wrote to friends and letters his parents wrote to him, as well as some pages of diary entries, which Allen apparently sent to his parents. Letters discuss camp life, supplies, health, troop movements, and battles. Some letters also discuss the army service, disappearance, imprisonment, probable death, and return home of Edward Allen's brother, Fred Allen, who served in the 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Edward W. Allen was at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, February 1863-February 1864; at Vicksburg, Miss., March 1864; at Pulaski, Tenn., May 1864; near Atlanta, Ga., June-September, 1864; in Savannah, Ga., December 1864; Columbia, S.C., February 1865; in Goldsboro, N.C., March-April 1865; in Virginia, May 1865; in Louisville, Ky., June-July 1865; and back in Wisconsin, July-August 1865.
Creator Allen, Edward W., fl. 1864-1865.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Purchased from Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., of New York, N.Y., in April 1966 and from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts and Archives of Wachtung, N.J., in March 1998 (Acc. 98066).
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Edward W. Allen of Eau Claire, Wis., was a sergeant and then second lieutenant in Company H of the 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, during the Civil War. He was the son of James and Emily Allen. He had several siblings, including James F. (Fred) Allen who served in Company K, the 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.

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Correspondence, diary entries, and other papers of Edward W. Allen during the Civil War. Most of the letters are from Allen to his parents in 1864 and 1865. Also included are letters he wrote to friends and letters his parents wrote to him, as well as some pages of diary entries, which Allen apparently sent to his parents. Letters discuss camp life, supplies, health, troop movements, and battles. Some letters also discuss the army service, disappearance, imprisonment, probable death, and return home of Edward Allen's brother, Fred Allen, who served in the 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Edward W. Allen was at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, February 1863-February 1864; at Vicksburg, Miss., March 1864; at Pulaski, Tenn., May 1864; near Atlanta, Ga., June-September, 1864; in Savannah, Ga., December 1864; Columbia, S.C., February 1865; in Goldsboro, N.C., March-April 1865; in Virginia, May 1865; in Louisville, Ky., June-July 1865; and back in Wisconsin, July-August 1865.

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About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, diary entries, and other papers of Edward W. Allen during the Civil War. Most of the letters are from Allen to his parents in 1864 and 1865. Also included are letters he wrote to friends and letters his parents wrote to him, as well as some pages of diary entries, which Allen apparently sent to his parents, and other papers. Letters discuss camp life, supplies, health, troop movements, and battles. Some letters also discuss the army service, disappearance, imprisonment, probable death, and return home of Edward Allen's brother, Fred Allen, who served in the 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Edward W. Allen was at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, February 1863-February 1864; at Vicksburg, Miss., March 1864; at Pulaski, Tenn., May 1864; near Atlanta, Ga., June-September, 1864; in Savannah, Ga., December 1864; Columbia, S.C., February 1865; in Goldsboro, N.C., March-April 1865; in Virginia, May 1865; in Louisville, Ky., June-July 1865; and back in Wisconsin, July-August 1865.

The earliest and the latest letters are from Edward Allen's friend, George W. Hyde, who wrote in 1862 and 1863 from Arkansas and Missouri where he was apparently serving with a Wisconsin regiment and in 1866 from Elmira, N.Y., where he was apparently still in the army.

Edward W. Allen of Eau Claire, Wis., was a sergeant and then second lieutenant in Company H of the 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, during the Civil War. He was the son of James and Emily Allen. He had several siblings, including James F. (Fred) Allen , who served in Company K, 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.

Folder 1

June 1862-April 1864 #03737-z, Series: "Papers, 1862-1866. " Folder 1

Folder 2

May-August 1864 #03737-z, Series: "Papers, 1862-1866. " Folder 2

Folder 3

September-December 1864 #03737-z, Series: "Papers, 1862-1866. " Folder 3

Folder 4

1865-1866 and undated #03737-z, Series: "Papers, 1862-1866. " Folder 4

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