Letter from M. M. Fowle to Captain Thomas Sparrow


Title
Letter from M. M. Fowle to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Description
Letter from M. M. Fowle in Washington, N.C. to Captain Thomas Sparrow. Fowle writes to tell Captain Sparrow that while preparing for his regiment to depart, they forgot to prepare a cover for their flag. Fowle relates that they had a flag cover made, and tells Sparrow to make sure the flag is sunned occasionally so that it won't spot. Fowle also mentions the ladies in Washington sending bouquets of flowers to the Washington Grays and receiving men from the Greenville, N.C. company in Washington. 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.
Date
May 22, 1861
Original Format
letters
Extent
11cm x 19cm
Local Identifier
0001-b1-fa
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Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Comments

Barbara Taylor Jul 20 2014

This is most likely Martha Matilda Fowle (4/16/1837 Washington, NC - 10/31/1920 Washington, NC - daughter of Samuel Richardson Fowle Sr (2/10/1797 Washington, NC - 1/13/1877 Washington, NC0.

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