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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

John G. Dillingham to wife, September 28, 1865

John G. Dillingham to wife, September 28, 1865

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Freeport Historical Society

In September 1865, John G. Dillingham expresses the concern of many parents and relatives about their children lost in war.

He writes to his wife, Margaret Dillingham in Freeport, "Oh Why could not Monroes life been spared it is so hard But he must be better off for he was such a good Boy We must try to think it is right It is all I can do to think so."