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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.109
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, discussing his duties of leadership and discipline
Date 20 May 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes of some men from his company bringing him pints of blackberries that they had picked. Also writes about the task of confiscating liquor from the boxes which were sent to the men. His thoughts on this responsibility illustrate his ideas about leadership and discipline. Also describes a boat trip that he took with a few other officers on the Trent River. Written "Near Newbern," North Carolina.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Transportation  Alcohol  Diet and Nutrition  Gift  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Newbern, North Carolina
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Agriculture
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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