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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.

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  • 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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Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170
http://www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org

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