Letter from Thomas A. Demill to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Date: Oct. 24 1861 |
Letter from Thomas A. Demill in New York to Captain Thomas Sparrow during his imprisonment at Governors Island in New York. Demill writes that he sent a basket with contents for Sparrow and other officers on the island. 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...