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army officer , governor of Louisiana

Henry Watkins Allen, American army officer, governor of Louisiana.

Background

Allen, Henry Watkins was born on April 29, 1820 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States. Son of Doctor Thomas and Ann (Watkins) Allen.

Education

Attended Marion College (Missouri), 1835-1837.

Career

Elected to Louisiana Legislature, 1853. Commissioned colonel 4th Louisiana Regiment, Confederate Army, 1862, brigadier general, 1863. Governor Louisiana, 1864-1865.

Author: The Travels of a Sugar Planter, 1861.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Travels of a Sugar Planter, 1861.

Connections

Married Salome Crane.

father:
Doctor Thomas Allen

mother:
Ann (Watkins) Allen

spouse:
Salome Crane.