Letter from Colonel E. Morris to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Date: May. 16 1861 |
Letter from E. Morris, a Colonel in the NC Engineers, on Beacon Island at Ocracoke, N.C. to Captain Thomas Sparrow in Washington, N.C. with further instructions on Sparrow's orders to Ocracoke. Sparrow's Company is ordered to encamp about the Marine Hospital, which will be a nucleus for the encampment of several companies. Morris tells Sparrow to report to him when he arrives. The Civil War correspondence relates the activities of Thomas Sparrow and his Washington Grays from their formation as a volunteer company in April of 1861, until their parole from a Union prison in February, 1862. From the papers of Thomas Sparrow (1819-1884), a lawyer from Washington, N.C. who fought in the Civil War and later represented Beaufort County in the North Carolina General Assembly. more...