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The Civil War Letters of Henry A. Allen, Captain, Company A, 9th Virginia Regiment. Allen was captured at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. These are the letters written to his wife while held in Union prisons between 1863 and 1865. Allen would survive the war and later join a group of Confederate veterans known as the Immortal 600.

Henry A. Allen's private correspondence is housed at the Albert and Shirley Small Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support

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Allen returned home and resumed his work as a brick mason, contractor, and builder and lived out the remainder of his life in Portsmouth. He died on July 7, 1912 and is buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
I hope this is my last letter to you while a prisoner as the news is that the order for our release is at this post how true it is I am not able to say...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
...we now have no possible hope for the success of our cause.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
April 13, 1865

April 13, 1865

2019-01-2600:02:51

 We have indeed met with sad reverses within the last three weeks but I am not as yet hopeless and still trust something good may turn up...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
April 10, 1865

April 10, 1865

2019-01-2500:02:58

Since we have been here we have heard nothing but bad news this morning it is reported that Genl Lee has surrendered with his whole army bad news for our cause if true...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
April 6, 1865

April 6, 1865

2019-01-2400:02:42

No doubt you have heard ere this of the evacuation of Richmond. Rather sad news but I am willing and satisfied if our authorities think it best no doubt...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
April 2, 1865

April 2, 1865

2019-01-2300:03:14

Poor little Ida I can almost see her crying now...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
March 22, 1865

March 22, 1865

2019-01-0400:03:02

I was much surprised to find Ida so very different from what I expected so soft and easy in her manners when I thought she would be wild and noisy as when I left her they are both sweet children and both pretty and I trust we may both live to be proud of them at a future day...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
March 14, 1865

March 14, 1865

2019-01-0300:02:33

At any rate I had the pleasure of seeing my dear wife & children and feel very thankful after being separated so long it is time I had but a short time to remain with you but it was a source of great gratification to find you and the little ones in such good health...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
February 14, 1865

February 14, 1865

2019-01-0200:02:50

Since I wrote you last I have been quite sick confined to my bunk for ten or twelve days. I am now getting along pretty well my eyesight gets no better I have given up reading cannot read my bible.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henryaallen/support
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