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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.243
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, reporting that they are camping near Portsmouth, Virginia
Date 21 June1863
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Notes that they have marched and are camping near Portsmouth, Virginia. Believes that they are to wait there while Keyes' force attempts to create a diversion or capture Richmond, Virginia. Writes of the regret that the regiment feels "that our state has lost a set of colors" during battle. Describes Lt. Foss feeling ill and being treated with opium. Notes that they have received orders to march at 2 a.m. with only their tents and blankets.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Confederate States of America  Military Camp  Military Supplies  Drugs  Health and Medical  Battle  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Portsmouth, Virginia
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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