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.

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About This Item

  • 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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Freeport Historical Society
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(207) 865-3170

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