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John M. Dillingham to his mother, May 15, 1863

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society

Naval seaman John M. Dillingham is aboard the U.S. sloop of war Housatonic off Charleston, SC. He discusses drills and chores aboard ship, taking a prize, and other ships captured or destroyed by the Union blockade. John mentions the death of Stonewall Jackson and deployment of Union troops. He asks his mother to write him if she sees prize money being paid.


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  • Title: John M. Dillingham to his mother, May 15, 1863
  • Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
  • Creation Date: 1863-05-15
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Charleston, Freeport, Port Royal, Wilmington
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, NC, SC
  • Media: paper
  • Local Code: 1863-05-15 JMD to MDD letter
  • Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
  • Object Type: Text

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Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170

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