Woodbury S. Purinton on capture of John M. Dillingham, 1863
Contributed by Freeport Historical Society
Capt. Woodbury Purington of East Harpswell writes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to tell of the capture by the Confederates of John M. Dillingham (1844-1864) and his close Freeport friend, John Angier Hyde (1843-).
Purinton describes how the capture occurred during an attack on Fort Sumter and asks Capt. Dillingham to notify Hyde's father.
He also suggests writing to the captain of the U.S. sloop of war Housatonic for details.
- Title: Woodbury S. Purinton on capture of John M. Dillingham, 1863
- Creator: Purinton, Woodbury S.
- Creation Date: 1863-09-13
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Charleston, East Harpswell, Freeport, Philadelphia
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME, PA, SC
- Media: paper
- Local Code: 1863-09-13 Woodbury S. Purinton to JGD letter
- 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
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LC Subject Headings
Fort Sumpter (Charleston, S.C.)
Prisoners of war
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Dillingham, John G. (John Griffen), 1808-1869--Correspondence
Charleston (S.C.)--History--Seige, 1863
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Housatonic (Sloop of war)
Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864
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