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David Allan, Jr., Letters

Identifier: A0017

Scope and Contents

The David Allan, Jr., Letters include letters written by Allan from Cape Girardeau and Patterson, Missouri, dated October to December 1862, which briefly describe conditions in southeast Missouri; letters written from Woodville, Alabama, dated January to March 1864; letters written from near Atlanta, dated July to August 1864, including brief accounts of the battles of Atlanta and Ezra Chapel; and account of the Grand Review in Washington, D.C. The collection also includes one letter from J.S. Brown, Louisiana, Missouri, to James Allan, August 2, 1864.


  • 1862-1865


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at Material in this collection is in the public domain. Photocopies may not be reproduced.

Biographical Sketch

David Allan, Jr. (1842-1917) was mustered into service in the 29th Missouri Infantry (Union) at St. Louis in September 1862. He rose from the rank of private to captain, and was mustered out at Washington, D.C., in June 1865. He died December 21, 1917, at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Danville, Illinois.


0.25 Cubic Feet ( (27 folders))

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The letters are arranged chronologically.

Physical and Technical Requirements

There are no physical or technical restrictions.

Donor Information

The original collection of letters comprising the dates December 2, 1863, to August 10, 1864, was donated by Charles A. Hamilton on April 13, 1968. Additional photocopies were donated by D.O. Cardwell on October 3, 1986.

Digital Copies

The David Allan, Jr., Letters, except for the photocopies, were digitized by Jaime Bourassa in 2009. The images may be viewed online by clicking the links beside each item in the inventory.

Processing Information

Original finding aid by Jaime Bourassa, November 2012.


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Repository Details

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