Letter from New York to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Date: Oct. 29 1861 |
Letter from Jos. Laroegue [?], 68 West 47th St., New York, to Captain Thomas Sparrow during his imprisonment at Governors Island, New York. The writer tells Sparrow that they sent him a pillow, a blanket, some undershirts, and other articles to make him more comfortable. 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...