John M. Dillingham to mother, March 1, 1863
Contributed by Freeport Historical Society
Seaman John Monroe Dillingham is aboard the U.S. Sloop of war Housatonic in Port Royal, South Carolina, where they are doing some maintenance work, probably recoaling, and adding sandbags to the boiler room and magazine.
He talks about ironclads and a rumor (false) that the blockade has been broken. He also mentions President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
- Title: John M. Dillingham to mother, March 1, 1863
- Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
- Creation Date: 1863-03-01
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Freeport, Port Royal
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME, SC
- Media: paper
- Local Code: 1863-03-01 JMD to MDD letter
- Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Housatonic (Sloop of war)
Ships--Maintenance and repair
Dillingham, Margaret Dennison, 1818-1878--Correspondence
Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Travel
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