Letter from Ezra E. Cornell to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Date: Nov. 02 1861 |
Letter from Ezra E. Cornell to Captain Thomas Sparrow, Second Reg N.C. Prisoners at Fort Warren, Massachusetts. Cornell writes asking Captain Sparrow to forward his money to him in Ithaca. 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...