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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.087
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, reporting on Captain Upham's critical condition following the battle
Date 16 March 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports that Captain Upham is in critical condition after being shot in the battle. Explains that the surgeons were unable to extract the musket ball. Of his performance he writes "I know no one will say that I behaved cowardly in the least." Also writes about the noble performance of Colonel Harland. Part of the letter is written on "rebel paper" (Confederate stationery). Mentions that the entire 3rd Brigade has been ordered to Fort Macon and will be traveling by train. Also discusses his fondness for General Burnside and his devotion to God. Mentions finally that Captain Upham is able to walk but may need to have his arm amputated.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Battle  Injury or Wound  Health and Medical  Bravery  Confederate States of America  Railroad  Religion  Union General  Children and Family  Ammunition  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Children & Family; Religion
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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