Contributed by Freeport Historical Society
Navy seaman John M. Dillingham of Freeport, a prisoner of war, writes to his mother that he and his friend John Angier Hyde are well one month after capture.
They have been moved from Charleston, South Carolina, to Columbia, S.C.
He asks his mother to send $5 in Greenbacks, tells her how to send it, and asks her to enclose the Confederate stamp he has enclosed for use when the return letter reaches the Confederate States of America.
About This Item
- Title: John M. Dillingham letter to mother, 1863
- Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
- Creation Date: 1863-10-08
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Columbia, Freeport, Richmond
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME, SC, VA
- Media: paper
- Local Code: 1863-10-08 JMD to MDD letter with envelope
- Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- United States. Army--Postal service
- Flags of truce
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
- Dillingham, Margaret Dennison, 1818-1878--Correspondence
- Dillingham family
- Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Correspondence
- Prisoners of war
- Postage stamps
- Confederate States of America--Postal service
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