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Amory K. Allen Letters
S16
1861-1865
1 folder
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, February 2005

 

Biographical Note:

Amory Allen was born in Iowa around 1831.  Around 1850, he and his wife Mary moved to Harrison Township in Daviess County, IN.  On June 7, 1861 he enlisted with the 14th Indiana Infantry, Co. C.  In December of 1863, he reenlisted with the same company.  On June 6, 1864, he transferred to the 20th Indiana Infantry, Company B.  By the end of his military career he had been promoted to the position of Sergeant.  No other information about Amory Allen or his family is available. 

Sources:

Ancestry.com- census records

Scope and Content Note:

This collections contains letters (copy) written by Amory K. Allen during the Civil War.  They were photo statically copied in 1935 by the Indiana State Library and were published in the Indiana Magazine of History in December of that same year.  In these letters, Allen tells his wife about life as a soldier.  In his last letter, he complains of a shoulder wound he received while serving in the Union Army.  He also briefly mentions the death of President Lincoln, and how he had been pick pocketed while watching the funeral procession.

Item Listing:

9 June 1861
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
9 Feb. 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
10 Feb. [1862]
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
15 Apr. 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
20 May 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
29 May 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
18 June 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
25 June 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
9 July 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
20 Sept. 1862
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
25 May 1863
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
20 Sept. 1863
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
15 May 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
12 June 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
7 July 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
20 July 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
18 Aug. 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
19 Sept. 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
27 Sept. 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
26 Nov. 1864
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
18 Feb. 1865
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)
 
23 Apr. 1865
ALS to “Dear wife” from Amory Allen (copy)

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1861-1865
Provenance: Unknown
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.