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Letter from J. M. Blackwell to Captain Thomas Sparrow

Date: Dec. 17 1861 | Identifier: 0001-b1-fa
Letter from J. M. Blackwell in New York to Captain Thomas Sparrow during his imprisonment at Fort Warren in Boston. Blackwell writes that there will be a delay in getting the articles Sparrow asked for because two of the children are sick. 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...