Letter from Allen, Henry A.

Soldier: Allen, Henry A.
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 9th Infantry
Home State: Virginia
Date Written: Thursday, November 19th, 1863
Location: Johnsons Island Sandusky Ohio
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Prisoner, Prisoner Camp, Wife/Girlfriend, Prisoner, Prisoner Camp
Link Source: http://henryaallen.blogspot.com/
 
Dear Sallie,
yours of the 19th I have just received and hasten to reply I was not expecting a letter from you to day as O wrote to you the first of the week and would have written sooner but was quite sick at the time I received your letter. I think I stated in my last that I was quite sick with Rheumatism and had to be moved about but thanks to the good Lord I am up again although not well. I think myself quite fortunate in getting up so soon and with proper care hope soon to be well again. do not make yourself uneasy about me. I often wished for you dear Sallie while sick but could not have you with me it would have been a pleasure indeed. yesterday John Lewis received the pictures of his wife and three children taken in a case and sent through Post office, next to seeing you all I would rather have your pictures above all things, in this would if you can possibly send me my thick coat and pants with a vest do so I mean my ribbed coat those and some socks are all I want you will have to pay the express on them when they start get some gentlemen to attend to it for you do not trouble yourself about it if not convenient. I must close now kiss the children fro me my love to your ma and all home and to all friends from your affectionate Husband
Henry A Allen
go and see Mrs Lewis

(above date line: I did not notice until nearly through my letter that yours was not an answer to my last)

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