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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.179
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, reporting the news of General Burnside being promoted to commander in chief
Date 1 January 1863
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Responds to questions from his family about the belongings of Marvin Wait, one of the men who was wounded in battle and to news that it was the anniversary of his father's death. Believes his father to be the guardian angel that watches over him and his family. Reports the news of General Burnside being promoted to commander in chief of the Army of the Potomac. Written from "Gaskins' Mill," likely in Virginia.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Children and Family  Death  Religion  Superstition  Battle  Injury or Wound  Union General  Army of the Potomac  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Religion; Children & Family; 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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