{⋆★⋆} BG Allen, Henry Watkins - Governor of LA

Henry Watkins Allen


April 29, 1820

Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Virginia

Father: Dr. Thomas Allen 1789 – 1850

Mother: Ann Venable Watkins 1792 – 1830

Wife: Salome Ann Crane 1825 – 1851


Attended Marion College in Mississippi​
Studied law at Harvard University​

Occupation before War:

School Teacher and Attorney in Mississippi​
Served in the Texas Revolutionary War​
1846: Mississippi State Representative​
Louisiana State Representative​
Went to Europe to participate in Italian struggle for Independence​
Louisiana State Representative​

Civil War Career:
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1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel in the Confederate States Army​
1862 – 1863: Colonel in the Confederate States Army​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Wounded in both legs during the Battle of Baton Rogue, Louisiana​
1863 – 1864: Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army​
1864 – 1865: Governor of Louisiana​

Occupation after War:

Editor of Mexico Times Newspaper​
Assisted in Opening trade with Texas and Mexico​

Died: April 22, 1866

Place of Death: Mexico City, Mexico

Cause of Death: Stomach Disorder

Age at time of Death: 45 years old

Burial Place: Old Capitol Grounds, Baton Rogue, Louisiana
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