Letter written from Camp Hamilton (or Fort Monroe) by Col. William H. Allen, 1st New York Infantry, to Captain J. Frederick Pierson regarding the arrest of a husband and wife on suspicion of treason. The following is a transcription of the letter: "You will at once proceed to the residence of Mr. Mussey residing within these lines & search his house and arrest himself and wife or any others whom you may have just cause to suspect of conveying information to the enemy".
1861 June 24
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20.5cm x 12.5cm
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William H. Allen enlisted at 38 as a Colonel in New York, New York in May 1861 and was cashiered in September 1861 for disobeying orders and burning property in violation of orders.
William H. Allen Letter to J. Frederick Pierson, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/5505 Accessed September 25, 2020.