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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.295
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, defending his drinking of liqor
Date 1 July 1864
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He reacts to his family reminding him about his pledge not to drink liquor. Defends his drinking of liquor by saying that they only pledged not to drink it as a beverage-not as recreation. Says that he has been indulging in it quite freely.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Children and Family  Temperance and Prohibition  Alcohol  Diet and Nutrition  Military Provisions  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; 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: Unit 8th Regiment, Connecticut, infantry  
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