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Letter from S. Teackle Wallis to Captain Thomas Sparrow

Date: Jan. 24 1862 | Identifier: 0001-b1-fb
Letter from S. Teackle Wallis at Fort Warren to Captain Thomas Sparrow during his imprisonment at Fort Warren in Boston. Wallis, a fellow prisoner, writes to acknowledge Sparrow's note thanking him for his help. Wallis says that most of the supplies given to Sparrow's men came from George Johnson, a friend of his in Boston. He hopes that Sparrow will remember Mr. Johnson's kindness. Wallis then wishes Sparrow and his men a speedy return home. 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...