Letter from Captain Thomas Sparrow to Brigadier General Walter Gwynn


Title
Letter from Captain Thomas Sparrow to Brigadier General Walter Gwynn
Description
Letter from Captain Thomas Sparrow in Portsmouth, N.C. to Brigadier General Walter Gwynn, Commander of [?] Dept., Coast Defenses, N.C. Arriving at Portsmouth after a week long absence, Captain Sparrow finds that there is sickness among his men in several of the camps on Portsmouth Island. 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
July 14, 1861
Original Format
letters
Extent
14cm x 18cm
Local Identifier
0001-b1-fa
Creator(s)
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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