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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.257
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, reporting that the chaplain has asked the officers to abstain from liqor
Date 10 March 1864
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes jokingly that his family constantly suffers from illnesses while he is "growing fat and hearty." Mentions that General Hunt is to be relieved. Notes that his time is spent straightening out the account books and drilling the new recruits. The chaplain has asked the officers to sign a pledge to abstain from "liquor as a beverage." Says that they will probably remain in the same camp until mid-June.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Union General  Recruitment  Muster Rolls and Returns  Finance  Temperance and Prohibition  Diet and Nutrition  Alcohol  Religion  Military Camp  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Portsmouth, Virginia
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: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 8th Regiment, Connecticut, infantry  
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