Letter from Thomas Simmons to Captain Thomas Sparrow
Date: Jan. 31 1862 |
Letter from Thomas Simmons in Boston to Captain Thomas Sparrow during his imprisonment at Fort Warren in Boston. Simmons writes that he received Sparrow's order and sent the items along with this letter. Simmons lists the balances due at the bottom of the letter. 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...