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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.147
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, including details of his illness and the doctor's advice
Date 4 October 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that he has been ill and has had a hard time marching. Has been treating his head and stomach pain with brandy. Believes his illness is being caused by drinking water that has traces of lime from limestone in it. The doctor tells him to mix cider vinegar with the water to counteract the effects. Also writes of having seen his Uncle William.
Subjects Medical History  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Health and Medical  Alcohol  Diet and Nutrition  Children and Family  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Antietam Creek, Maryland
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Children & Family
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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