Soldier Profile - Allen, Henry A.

 
Full Name: Allen, Henry A.
Home State: Virginia
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 9th Infantry
 
Henry A. Allen was a Captain in the 9th Virginia Regiment. Allen was captured at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. These are the letters written to his wife while held in Union prisons between 1863 and 1865. Allen would survive the war and later join a group of Confederate veterans known as the Immortal 600. Letters originally posted here and permission was granted to SoldierStudies.org. Though no scanned images appear with the transcriptions, all letters verified and transcribed by Civil War Historian Dr. M. Keith Harris

ALLEN, Henry Archibald
Born 11 Nov 1831, Portsmouth, VA. Attended Portsmouth Military Academy - organized "Old Dominion Guard" in 1856, and held the rank of LT. Married (1) Sarah Burton (d. 1854), (2) Miss Sarah Anne Brown (1834-1919), 1857; four children. 1860 census, Portsmouth VA; brickmason; married w/ one daughter. Enlisted as PVT 20 Apr 1861. Promoted to CPT, 1 Jul 62. Admitted to Gen. Hosp #9 Richmond 2-16 Jun 63; dyspepsia. Captured at Gettysburg 3 Jul 63 (in Pickett's Charge) Confined at Ft. McHenry, 5 Jul 63. Transf'd to Ft Delaware, 7 Jul 63. Transf'd to Johnson's Island, 18 Jul 63. Transf'd to Pt. Lookout via Baltimore, 9 Feb 64. Transf'd to Ft. Pulaski, GA, 21 Oct 64. Sent to Hilton Head, SC 19 Nov 64. On roll, Hilton Head, 1 Jan 65. Rec'd at Ft. Delaware, 12 Mch 65/ Yook oath and released, Ft. Delaware, 19 Jun 65; residence: Norfolk Co. VA; light complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, 5'11"; lived in Div. 35. Resident of Portsmouth, VA. Brick mason, contractor and builder. Died 7 Jul 1912. Buried in Cedar Grove Cem, Portsmouth, VA.

Letters Written by Allen, Henry A.
Letter May 26th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter May 23rd, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter May 16th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter May 5th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter May 4th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter April 28th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter April 25th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter April 13th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter April 10th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter April 6th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter April 2nd, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter March 23rd, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter March 14th, 1865 - Fort Delaware
Letter February 14th, 1865 - Hilton Head Prison
Letter December 25th, 1864 - Hilton Head
Letter November 27th, 1864 - Hilton Head
Letter November 21st, 1864 - Hilton Head
Letter October 25th, 1864 - Fort Pulaski Georgia
Letter October 16th, 1864 - Morris Island
Letter September 9th, 1864 - Morris Island Near Charleston S C
Letter August 29th, 1864 - Port Royal Harbor
Letter August 20th, 1864 - Fort Delaware
Letter August 12th, 1864 - Fort Delaware
Letter July 29th, 1864 - Fort Delaware
Letter July 19th, 1864 - Fort Delaware
Letter July 6th, 1864 - Fort Delaware
Letter June 26th, 1864 - Fort Delaware
Letter June 22nd, 1864 - Officers Camp, Point Lookout, Md.
Letter June 20th, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout, Md.
Letter June 14th, 1864 - Officers Camp, Point Lookout, Md
Letter June 12th, 1864 - Officer Camp, Point Lookout, Md.
Letter June 3rd, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout MD
Letter June 1st, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout MD.
Letter May 22nd, 1864 - Officers Camp. Point Lookout Md.
Letter May 21st, 1864 - Officers camp Point lookout Md.
Letter May 12th, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout
Letter May 5th, 1864 - Officers Prison Camp, Point Lookout Md
Letter April 15th, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout Md
Letter April 10th, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout Maryland
Letter April 2nd, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout Md
Letter March 29th, 1864 - Officers Camp Point Lookout Md
Letter March 25th, 1864 - Officers Camp Pt Lookout
Letter March 19th, 1864 - Point Lookout Md
Letter March 8th, 1864 - Point Lookout
Letter March 1st, 1864 - Point Lookout, Md.
Letter February 23rd, 1864 - Point Lookout Md.
Letter February 14th, 1864 - Point Lookout Md.
Letter February 3rd, 1864 - Johnsons Island, Sandusky Ohio
Letter January 27th, 1864 - Johnsons Island Sandusky
Letter January 9th, 1864 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter January 5th, 1864 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter December 30th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter December 24th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter December 15th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter December 5th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter December 2nd, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter November 19th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter November 7th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter October 27th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter October 25th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter October 23rd, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter October 14th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter September 29th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter September 23rd, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter September 16th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter September 9th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter September 1st, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter August 29th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter August 20th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Letter August 14th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Near Sandusky Ohio
Letter August 11th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Near Sandusky Ohio
Letter August 4th, 1863 - Johnsons Island Near Sandusky Ohio

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