Civil War Special Orders28 July 2006
Source: Thomas Sparrow Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1
Staff Person: Brian Johnson
The first image below is a Special Order from General Pierre G.T. Beauregard dated June 7th, 1864 relieving Major Thomas Sparrow of his command of the 10th North Carolina troops and reassigning him to the command of the companies at Plymouth, NC. The second image is a Special Order dated October 13th, 1864 granting a ten day leave of absence to Major Sparrow due to illness.
Thomas Sparrow (1819-1884) was a Washington, NC lawyer until the outbreak of the Civil War. He was commissioned a captain in the Confederate Army in 1861 and served at Fort Hatteras, commanding the Washington Grays until he was taken prisoner by Union forces in August of that year. He was later paroled from a Union prison in February, 1862. After the war he returned to Washington and represented Beaufort County in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1870 and 1881.
These documents and others from the Thomas Sparrow Collection (# 1.1) and can be viewed in the Special Collections department. The finding aid is available at Manuscript Collection 1
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