Letter about changes in North Carolina, 1865
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.
- 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 (cm): 20.2 x 12.7
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/14
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Escaped prisoners of war
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
Prisoners of war
Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--North Carolina
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