Handwritten copy of a letter from T. Sparrow, Sen. Cap. Com. , Portsmouth [N.C.] to Brig. Genl. Walter Gwynn, Commander, [?] Dept., Coast Defenses, N.C.
Date: Jul. 14 1861 |
Handwritten copy of a 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 weeks absence, Captain Sparrow find 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. more...