John M. Dillingham letter to his mother, October 26, 1862
Contributed by Freeport Historical Society
Naval seaman John Monroe Dillingham writes from the U.S. sloop of war Housatonic off Charleston, South Carolina, where there has been little action on the blockade recently.
He describes one incident and the fact that he will get some prize money. He wants his mother to send him his "black monkey jacket" and some apples.
Both he and his friend John Angier Hyde (1843- ) are well. He also comments on local news.
- Title: John M. Dillingham letter to his mother, October 26, 1862
- Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
- Creation Date: 1862-10-26
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Charleston, Freeport
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME, SC
- Media: paper
- Local Code: 1862-10-26 JMD to MDD letter
- Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
Housatonic (sloop of war)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Clothing and dress
Recruiting and enlistment
Illegal arms transfers
Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Correspondence
Dillingham, Margaret Dennison, 1818-1878--Correspondence
Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Travel
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