MG-15. HIRAM C. ALLEMAN PAPERS, 1856-1926.
Hiram C. Alleman was a Harrisburg attorney who served as lieutenant colonel of the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves (36th Pennsylvania Volunteers) and as colonel of the 127th Pennsylvania Regiment during the Civil War. He was also a member of the state House of Representatives from 1864 through 1865. Included in Alleman’s correspondence is a petition by the Colored People Union League of Philadelphia, 1877. The petition, from African Americans of the Philadelphia area, decried the fact that they were not allowed to use local rail transportation—even those who served in the Civil War. John C. Bowers, president of the League, signed the petition.