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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.308
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, noting that 56 of the 100 recruits have arrived
Date 10 August 1864
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Requests more "light reading" and remarks on having read Uncle Tom's Cabin. Writes that he has received his new horse. Notes that 56 of the 100 recruits sent from New Haven have arrived and are about to begin training. Writes about the condition of the new recruits, saying that not one was American, but rather Irish, French and German. Comments that it seems his valise and papers have fallen victim to an explosion during delivery.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Children and Family  Library  Uncle Tom  Abolition  Slavery  African American History  Transportation  Recruitment  Immigration and Migration  Military Supplies  Woman Author  Literature and Language Arts  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Petersburg, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Arts & Literature; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History
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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