Letter from Reverend Thomas G. Wall in Philadelphia [PA] to Captain Thomas Sparrow during his imprisonment on Governors Island, New York. Wall writes to Sparrow that the publications sent to them by the Presbyterian Board of Publication are meant to form a circulating library for the prisoners. 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.
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