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Henry Watkins Allen

Confederate Army general

Died when: 45 years 358 days (551 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Henry Watkins Allen

Rddad, Yousseef (July 8, 2020). "Port Allen approves plan to remove Confederate statue of its namesake, Henry Watkins Allen".The Advocate.Retrieved 2021-05-28.(Not to be confused with Allan Watkins or Alan Watkins.) (For other people named Henry Allen, see Henry Allen (disambiguation).) Henry Watkins Allen (April 29, 1820 – April 22, 1866) was a member of the American Confederate States Army and the Texian Army as a soldier, also serving as a military leader, politician, writer, slaver owner, and sugar cane planter.

He had made it to the rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army, during the American Civil War.

Allen was elected as the 17th Governor of Louisiana late in the war, Allen served from January 1864 to May 1865.He was the last governor elected under Constitutional law to the post until the end of Reconstruction.

He escaped to Mexico, until his death a year later.His body was returned to the United States and buried in New Orleans.


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