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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.183
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his family, writing about the general craze of other men for photographs of their family
Date 16 January 1863
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that he has been using his new knife and passed part of an evening whittling. Gives an update to the news of Sumner's order regarding food purchase at the commissary. An order by General Burnside has dictated that the men may purchase whatever they would like from the commissary at the prices the government pays. Writes of his fondness for photographs of his family and about the general craze for photographs by the other men. His family has sent him $5 and he feels terrible that he has not been able to send any home.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Infantry  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Diet and Nutrition  Servant  Gift  Weaponry  Artisans  Union General  Military Provisions  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Children and Family  Photography  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Fredericksburg, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; 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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