Letter from Allen, Henry A.

Soldier: Allen, Henry A.
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 9th Infantry
Home State: Virginia
Date Written: Sunday, October 16th, 1864
Location: Morris Island
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Naval, Prisoner, Rumors, Wife/Girlfriend
Link Source: http://henryaallen.blogspot.com/

Dear Dear Sarah
Yesterday your letter came to hand bearing the date spt 28th and it was indeed much welcomed it was the first letter received by me since leaving Delaware when I left there I requested Robinson to drop you a few lines telling you of my departure you did not say whether he did so or not. I have written to him since but have not received an answer. I was sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Talbot although he was quite old living nearly his three ___. Where is John I have heard he was in Charleston if I was certain I would write. There is a rumor that we will leave here shortly our destination Savannah Georgia merely rumor but do not let it stop you from answering this. If your Ma should go I must tell you as I did before use your own judgment in the matter I hardly know how to advise I think it would be best to remain if you can make out consult some friend who you think is capable of advising you on the subject. I have written twice to you since writing from Hilton Head. You spoke of sending money it would ___ but I think you had better keep it as I know you will need it. You did not say how Ida was getting. Poor child she has had much sickness. I am well but my eyesight fails me as soon as dark sets in I can see as well as ever during the day no pain to my eyes whatever I must close give my love to every one kiss my dear children for me good bye and write soon from your affectionate Husband Henry A Allen