Circular letter from Colonel Loomis via H. J. Hankins

Circular letter from Colonel Loomis via H. J. Hankins
Letter titled Circular sent by H. J. Hankins, 1st Lieutenant 6th Infantry, Adjt., at Head Quarters, Fort Columbus [N.Y.]. The letter relays the order of Colonel Loomis that prisoners of war cannot send or receive anonymous communications. Correspondents to the prisoners have to sign their names in full. 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.
September 24, 1861
Original Format
19cm x 24cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
This item has been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. If you are the creator or copyright holder of this item and would like it removed, please contact us at

Know Something About This Item?

Complete the fields below to post a public comment about the material featured on this page. The email address you submit will not be displayed and would only be used to contact you with additional questions or comments.

Comment Policy