Letter from Allen, Henry A.

Soldier: Allen, Henry A.
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 9th Infantry
Home State: Virginia
Date Written: Wednesday, July 6th, 1864
Location: Fort Delaware
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Prisoner, Prisoner Camp, Wife/Girlfriend
Link Source: http://henryaallen.blogspot.com/

Dear Dear Sarah,
Your kind letter of the 25th I received from Point Lookout to day as it has at last arrived. Your letter was dated 25th april but I suppose it was a mistake of yours being in a hurry when you wrote. It has been three weeks last Monday since I received a letter from you and you know I was glad to again get one from you. We left the Point on the 25th June I hope you receive the letter I wrote you on leaving the place. I also wrote a few days before we had the order. I think that was the one with ring enclosed. I am glad to learn you received it. I would like to send a finer one but you know it takes money in prison as well as out. You need not trouble about the needles I mentioned, I will get them, the needles you spoke of are not to be had. I think if you cannot get them there they are certainly in Baltimore get some one to send for them for you when I said crochet in meant nubia needles. I received a letter from Mary, Mr. ___, Gus, today. I have received one from Mary G. since I have been here she sent me hat, socks, & tobacco and it came to the Point the night I left. Lucky I am not. Remember me to all the Bain family, my love to all home, and to all relatives & friends. I wrote to you Sunday week from this place kiss my dear little girls for me write soon dear Sallie from you affectionate husband H. A. A