Letter from Allen, Henry A.

Soldier: Allen, Henry A.
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 9th Infantry
Home State: Virginia
Date Written: Thursday, May 12th, 1864
Location: Officers Camp Point Lookout
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Prisoner, Prisoner Camp
Link Source: http://henryaallen.blogspot.com/

Dear Sarah
Yours bearing the date 9th I received yesterday. I have been waiting anxiously for a letter having received one from you dated 1st on the 6th, and expected to get an answer from one written after answering those two of yours which o received together. I am truly glad to hear that Aunt Mary is getting better and trust she will regain her former good health. Joe told me he had been to see you and you were looking well and as pretty as ever. dont you feel complimented you should not have said anything to Mr Bowers about me. I shall not trouble him again. who is the Capt Reed he spoke about. I have not heard from Gus since 21st April. I have written to Geo Smith to send me a suit of clothes he may do so if not I do not care. I accepted Mary Griffith’s offer and told her to send me some underclothing and pr shoes. she told me she had sent some things to Kit Gayle, who is here. we are not allowed to write but one side of a half sheet letter paper and cannot receive any more so any one writing to me you can tell them over that will not come, you had better send the money to your pa, if possible, give my love to your Ma, Joe, Fannie, & Ella. also to all my dear relatives & friends. remember me to Mrs Foster and Laura, kiss my dear little girls, yours affectionate Husband HAA