Letter from Allen, Henry A.

Soldier: Allen, Henry A.
Allegiance: Confederate
Unit/Service Branch: 9th Infantry
Home State: Virginia
Date Written: Sunday, April 2nd, 1865
Location: Fort Delaware
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Prisoner, Prisoner Camp, Wife/Girlfriend
Link Source: http://henryaallen.blogspot.com/

Dear Sarah

I fully expected to receive a letter from you yesterday but was disappointed as no letter came to hand in answer to mine of the 23rd. I am quite well this morning with the exception of a cold we have service this morning in our Division Sunday is rather a quiet day with us as we abstain from those duties carried on during the week I have received an answer from Mary Griffith. She was glad to hear form me and to know that I had paid you a visit she spoke of the ring that ida sent to her little boy and says he was delighted with it. Dear Sallie as I am almost without a pair of drawers I must get you to senf me those you had for me, also some (pocket) handkerchiefs either linen of silk the latter if convenient you can also send me a needle case with needles thread & buttons. The drawers you put in my bundle when I left lasted but one wearing as they were small. The under shirts were very nice the calico shirts you did not make quite large enough in the body although they answer very well I have plenty of clothing with the exception of the above named articles try and send them if possible I have to get permission here for them to come and I understand you will have to do the same from Genl Gordon in Norfolk. I wrote to you on the 31st Mch. Give my love to all home and to all relatives & friends kiss my dear little girls for me poor little Ida I can almost see her crying now. Good bye Dear Sarah and may we soon meet is the prayer of your Affectionate Husband
Henry A Allen
Cpt. 9th Va. Inftry