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Letter from William B. Willis to Captain Thomas Sparrow

Date: Dec. 04 1861 | Identifier: 0001-b1-fa
Letter from William B. Willis, Washington, N.C., to Captain Thomas Sparrow during his imprisonment at Fort Warren in Boston. Willis asks Sparrow to excuse him for not writing before, but says that he has just returned home. Willis says the the remainder of Sparrow's company are all well and in active service. Willis also says that Sparrow's family is all well, and he hopes that Sparrow and the other prisoners are in good health. 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...