Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Mary Thompson of New Bern, North Carolina, a town that was held by the Union forces throughout the Civil War, wrote to Lt. John P. Sheahan about the post war changes in the town.
She reported that her friends and familiar people were returning and referred to the "glorious news" that N.C. had returned to the Union.
Thompson met Sheahan when he and Maj. Charles Lynch traveled through the town after they escaped from a Confederate prison in Columbia, South Carolina, in late 1864.
About This Item
- Title: Letter about changes in North Carolina, 1865
- Creator: Thompson, Mary
- Creation Date: 1865-05-28
- Subject Date: 1865
- Town: Dennysville, New Bern
- County: Washington
- State: ME, NC
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.7 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/14
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
- Escaped prisoners of war
- Prisoner-of-war escapes
- Prisoners of war
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--North Carolina
- Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
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