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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.108
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, regarding his servant, also speaks of the health problems of other men
Date 20 May 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes about his servant, Napoleon, a former slave and the spiritual songs and dances that he and some others from the camp are performing. Sold his old horse, The Governor, for $100. Speaks of another officer having "the piles" which is apparently common among the men. Writes that he is the one who is to seize the liquor sent to soldiers in his company.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Freemen  Servant  African American History  Slavery  Contrabands  Religion  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Finance  Transportation  Commerce  Health and Medical  Alcohol  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Newbern, North Carolina
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Arts & Literature; Religion; 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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