John M. Dillingham letter to mother, December 28, 1862
Contributed by Freeport Historical Society
Naval seaman John Monroe Dillingham aboard the U.S. sloop of war Housatonic off Charleston, South Carolina, writes about Christmas aboard his vessel.
Having to make himself a shirt, he develops admiration for seamstresses. He also mentions mittens and sleigh rides, that no ships were attempting to run the blockade, and masthead lookout duty.
- Title: John M. Dillingham letter to mother, December 28, 1862
- Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
- Creation Date: 1862-12-28
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Charleston, Freeport
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME, SC
- Media: paper
- Local Code: 1862-12-28 JMD to MDD letter
- Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
Housatonic (sloop of war)
Army of the Potomac
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Rites and ceremonies
Dillingham, Margaret Dennison, 1818-1878--Correspondence
Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Correspondence
Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Travel
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