Letter from Allen, Henry A.

Soldier: Allen, Henry A.
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 9th Infantry
Home State: Virginia
Date Written: Wednesday, January 27th, 1864
Location: Johnsons Island Sandusky
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Prisoner, Prisoner Camp
Link Source: http://henryaallen.blogspot.com/

Dear Sarah,
You kind favor of the 20th was received to day in which you state that the last received from me was dated the 9th. but I suppose ere this mine in answer to yours of the 9th & 14th have come to hand. I was truly sorry to hear of the death of Jordan. many more will meet with the same fate. it is a hard life in any prison. I have not heard from and of my boys for some time the last heard from them they are at Pt Lookout, Walker, Dashield, Wallace Williams, Bob Daughtrey, & Eugene Brooks are there, and I hope are well. find out when Daughteys Father heard from him. I have written to them but have received no answer to my last. you spoke of Ann Eskridge I am not surpprised at hardly anything I hear these times. you spoke of Sarah White also whom do you mean Henry White’s widow. I am glad to learn you are well and want for nothing. I must use your own words in this respect do not deceive me, if I am sick I shall certainly let you know and do not buoy me up with the hope that you are doing well. I was not aware that Mary had a relative by that name it must have been a relative of her husband. how long has Marion been at Pt Lookout I suppose every body are taking the oath in Portsmouth. give my love to your Ma and all home, and to all who may enquire of me, kiss Ida & Lucy for me from your affectionate Husband Henry