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Letter from Captain Thomas Sparrow to Captain H. A. Gilliam

Date: Jul. 18 1861 | Identifier: 0001-b1-fa
Letter from Thomas Sparrow, Senior Captain Commanding Forces etc., at Camp Washington in Portsmouth, N.C. to Captain H. A. Gilliam, commanding the "Morris Guards" [N.C.]. Captain Sparrow relates an order from General Walter Gwynn for the election of field officers for the Seventh Fleet, and he tells Captain Gilliam to relate the information to subordinate officers in his company. 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...