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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Capt. John G. Dillingham to his wife, 1865

Capt. John G. Dillingham to his wife, 1865

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Freeport Historical Society

John G. and Margaret Dennison Dillingham continued to grieve their son's death.

Writing from Baltimore to his wife in Freeport, Capt. Dillingham reports on efforts to find and thank the people who sent food to their son in prison.

"I have acertained who some of the givers of that Barrel that was sent to our poor Boy I told them I never should be able to repay them I understood the names of quite a number of the Prisoners was sent to Baltimore to Kelsey & Gray and they got up a subscrip tion and sent quite a number of Barrels to different ones and one to our poor Boy. I have not seen Kelsey yet to thank him but if nothing happens I shall tomorrow."


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