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Letter from Lawrence O'B Branch to Rev. E. A. Best

Date: Jul. 05 1861 | Identifier: 0001-b1-fa
Letter from Lawrence O'Bryan Branch to Rev. E. A. Best, Chaplain of the 7th Regiment Volunteers. Branch relates to Best that Chaplains of Regiments rank as majors and he is entitled to a tent. 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...