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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.069
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, mentions that he is still anchored, and that he and the others are finding it very isolating
Date 23-26 January 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written on board the ship "H. J. Brookman." Mentions still being anchored in the sound and finally receiving mail from home. Discusses what he is reading and how he wishes he had brought a book of poetry. Reports receiving a pair of stockings from his "third cousin Lillie Coit Collins." Says that the soldiers are very isolated from outside news and he requests that his family send a copy of Norwich's weekly Tribune. Mentions men from the boat visiting the sutler on another boat to purchase food. Discusses the way men who buy food sell it to others at a large mark-up. Also reports that a newspaper was received by one of the men onboard and read aloud to everyone. It contained news of "the glorious victory in Kentucky."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Poetry  Clothing and Accessories  Gift  Children and Family  Women's History  Confederate States of America  Journalism  Sutler  Diet and Nutrition  Military Provisions  Finance  Merchants and Trade  Battle  Commerce  Maritime  Transportation  Corruption and Scandal  Military Camp  Literature and Language Arts  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; Arts & Literature; Children & Family; 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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