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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.148
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, reporting that the second member of the 8th regiment died from his battle wounds
Date 4 October 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports that the second member of the 8th regiment died from his battle wounds. Coit responds to newspaper coverage of the battle that fails to mention the 8th Regiment as being present. Also cites the accompanying newspaper art as inaccurate. Writes a more detailed account of the death of Lieutenant Marvin Wait, who was not dragged off the field after he was injured and was left when the 8th Regiment was forced to retreat from the field. Writes of finding his body the next day when he had been sure that Wait would be carried to the hospital on neutral ground.
Subjects Medical History  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)  Journalism  Injury or Wound  Death  Hospital  Battle  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Antietam Creek, Maryland
Theme The American Civil War; 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: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 8th Regiment, Connecticut, infantry  
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