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John M. Dillingham to his mother Margaret, April 14, 1863

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society

Naval seaman John M. Dillingham, aboard the U.S. sloop of war Housatonic off Charleston, S.C., writes about a Union attack on Charleston which was repulsed and about which he was angry. He describes the battle, which was followed by a return to routine blockade duty.

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  • Title: John M. Dillingham to his mother Margaret, April 14, 1863
  • Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
  • Creation Date: 1863-04-14
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Charleston, Freeport, Port Royal
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, SC
  • Media: paper
  • Local Code: 1863-04-14 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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