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1862 Aug. 7
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1862 Aug. 7
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 7 August 1862, from A. W. Allen (b. 1840) of Company I, 42nd Ohio Infantry at the Cumberland Gap, Lee County, Virginia, to his father William Allen (1811-1892) of Madison County, Ohio. Allen details his regiment's fighting in southwestern Virginia as part of the 26th Brigade, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio. He describes a campaign to Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, 26 July 1862, and the fighting during the Cumberland Gap campaign from 2 August to 6 August 1862. He also discusses the civilian reaction to the fighting. Allen's regiment, the 42nd Ohio, was commanded by James A. Garfield (1831-1881)
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Biographical or historical data
Albert William Allen was born 3 March 1840 in Madison County, Ohio, to William Allen (1811-1892) and Harriet W. Allen (1816-1868). Before the Civil War, Allen was a hand on his father's farm. Allen enlisted as a private in Company I, 42nd Ohio Infantry, when the Civil War began. He served with his regiment until it was discharged in December 1864, and had been promoted to corporal. After the war, Allen returned to Madison County and became a merchant with a general store. He married Elmina Lovinia Irwin by 1870 and they had four children by the 1880 census.
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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4
Immediate source of acquisition
John K. King Books
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000502740
Type of unit
p.

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