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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.163
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, reporting that they marched and camped in the first snowfall
Date 9 November 1862
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports that Corps Head Quarters has issued an order to the regiments to pray for success of our arms in the battle they are about to fight. Writes that they marched and camped in the first snowfall the regiment has experienced. Describes his regiment being called to back up General Pleasanton's men as they advanced. They arrived "just in time to see a cavalry charge + the rebels skedaddle…"
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Religion  Battle  Union General  Cavalry  Confederate States of America  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Gaskins, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; 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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