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".
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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.
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Acc. 2014.132 was received by Special Collections in August 2014.
20.5cm x 12.5cm
Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in October 2014.
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