Letter from Camp Washington to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Date: Jul. 15 1861 |
Letter from [?] at Camp Washington, N.C. to Captain Thomas Sparrow. The writers says that he is enclosing orders issued to him by Brigadier General Walter Gwynn of the Coast Defenses. He then proposes to have afternoon Battalion drills, and says the erection of a battery on the island has been postponed. 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...