Officers Camp, Point Lookout, Md.
It is highly possible we will leave this place when I do not know but it is supposed very soon as they seem to be making preparations to take us somewhere. It is thought it will be to some other prison, therefore when you receive this do not write until you again hear from me. I am at this time enjoying fine health although there is much sickness here. When this reaches you I will be no doubt at the place of destination. None of us can think this move is for exchange, and will hardly be able to ascertain until sometime after we start. I am tired of being moved about but of course can say naught against it. I trust it will not be to Fort Delaware as I have tried that place. I am writing this so as to have it ready to mail when we receive orders to start. I will now close give my love to your Ma, Joe, Fannie & Ellie also to all relatives and friends. Kiss my dear little ones for their Pa. You must keep a good heart Dear Sarah. I trust they will not move us many more times before the time will come for them to send us home. Good bye Dear Sarah with much love I remain your affectionate Husband
Henry A Allen
We leave this evening