John M. Dillingham to his mother, September 5, 1862

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society


Naval seaman John Monroe Dillingham is aboard the U.S. sloop of war Housatonic, writing from Boston.

He describes some of his duties and mentions a trial sea trip and comments on events at home in Freeport.

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About This Item

  • Title: John M. Dillingham to his mother, September 5, 1862
  • Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
  • Creation Date: 1862-09-05
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Boston, Freeport
  • County: Cumberland, Suffolk
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: paper
  • Local Code: 1862-09-05 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

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