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J. M. Dillingham letter to mother, October 1861

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society

In this letter John M. Dillingham tells of his and his father's safe arrival in Queenstown, Ireland, after a passage of 112 days from the Chinchas Islands, Peru.

He mentions seeing the Confederate flag flown from a ship as they neared England. He also expresses his indignation at this brazen show of rebelliousness. He is glad to to hear all is well at home in Freeport.


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  • Title: J. M. Dillingham letter to mother, October 1861
  • Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
  • Creation Date: 1861-10-20
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Town: Antwerp, Cork, Freeport, Queenstown
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: 1861-10-20 JMD to MDD
  • 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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