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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.294
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, describing battle with the rebel soldiers
Date 24 June 1864
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that, after 48 hours "at the front" they have been relieved. He writes about taking over a "pit" that contained fancy furniture that had been stolen. Describes battle with the rebel soldiers and reacts to news from home. Says that he does not sleep very much. Also writes about reading the Spectator and the Atlantic and about food prices.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Military Camp  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Home Furnishings  Journalism  Finance  Diet and Nutrition  Military Provisions  Battle  Confederate States of America  Battle of Petersburg  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Petersburg, Virginia
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: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 8th Regiment, Connecticut, infantry  
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