J. Monroe Dillingham to Margaret Dillingham, January 25, 1863

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society


Naval seaman John Monroe Dillingham is stationed aboard the U.S. Sloop of war Housatonic off Charleston, S.C. He talks about several incidents of Confederate ships trying to run the U.S. blockade, describing the engagements, the capture of cargo.

There are also some comments about life aboard the Housatonic.

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  • Title: J. Monroe Dillingham to Margaret Dillingham, January 25, 1863
  • Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
  • Creation Date: 1863-01-25
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Charleston, Freeport, Nassau, Port Royal
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, SC
  • Media: Paper
  • Local Code: 1863-01-25 JMD to MDD letter
  • Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
  • Object Type: Text

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