Letter from William H. Oliver to commanding officer at Fort Ocracoke
Date: Jul. 18 1861 |
Letter from William H. Oliver, Assistant Quarter Master in New Bern, N.C. to the commanding officer at Fort Ocracoke on Beacon Island, N.C. (Captain Thomas Sparrow) about requisitions. 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...