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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.136
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, acknowledging that he has enjoyed a better experience than that of the privates
Date 16 August 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes about a conversation he had with Colonel Harland about promotions and rank. Responds to news about who is enlisting in Norwich and writes that he knows his experience as an officer has been much better than that of the privates. Request shirts with pockets sewn into them and asks his family to preserve and season some tomatoes to send to him.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Recruitment  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Diet and Nutrition  Children and Family  Clothing and Accessories  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Fredericksburg, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 8th Regiment, Connecticut, infantry  
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