Thomas Sparrow diary


Title
Thomas Sparrow diary
Description
Civil War diary of Thomas Sparrow, a New Bern, N.C., native and resident of Washington, N.C., who served as a state legislator and Confederate officer. The diary, which concerns Sparrow's imprisonment at Fort Warren, Mass., describes smallpox among the prisoners and deaths in the hospital, the departure of prisoners for the South, news that all the prisoners were being sent home, and the trip from Boston, Mass., to Norfolk, Va. News of the capture of men and gunboats at Roanoke Island and the burning of Elizabeth City, N.C., are also mentioned. Includes orders and deliveries of knives, toothbrushes, slippers, and shoes. Date approximated.
Date
1861-1862
Original Format
manuscripts
Extent
1cm x 8cm
Local Identifier
0001-b1-fg
Creator(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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