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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.274
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, announcing that the regiment is getting ready to march
Date 4 May 1864
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that the regiment is getting ready to march. Supplies have been consolidated and rations for five days have been prepared. He passes on rumors of different destinations. Writes of sending his possessions to be stored and sending money to be deposited in the name of William Rollins, a black soldier who is Coit's servant. Asks his brother, George, to add Rollins to his savings account as a trustee. Responds to the two books sent by his family, "Paradise Lost" and "Seasons."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Travel  Military Provisions  Military Supplies  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Servant  African American History  African American Troops  Banking  Children and Family  Literature and Language Arts  Library  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Yorktown, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Banking & Economics; Arts & Literature; African Americans
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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