Contributed by Freeport Historical Society
Naval seaman John Monroe Dillingham writes from the U.S. sloop of war Housatonic off Charleston, South Carolina, where there has been little action on the blockade recently.
He describes one incident and the fact that he will get some prize money. He wants his mother to send him his "black monkey jacket" and some apples.
Both he and his friend John Angier Hyde (1843- ) are well. He also comments on local news.
About This Item
- Title: John M. Dillingham letter to his mother, October 26, 1862
- Creator: Dillingham, John Monroe
- Creation Date: 1862-10-26
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Charleston, Freeport
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME, SC
- Media: Paper
- Local Code: 1862-10-26 JMD to MDD letter
- Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Arms transfers
- Blockade--Charleston (S.C.)
- Brenbill (gunboat)
- Clothing and dress
- Coast defenses
- Dillingham family
- Dillingham, Margaret Dennison, 1818-1878--Correspondence
- Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Correspondence
- Dilllingham, John Monroe, 1844-1864--Travel
- Flambeau (gunboat)
- Housatonic (sloop of war)
- Illegal arms transfers
- Litchfield family
- Prize money
- Recruiting and enlistment
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
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