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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.267
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title Charles Coit to his sister, with news that there is to be an execution of a deserter
Date 12 April 1864
Author Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Describes a quiet camp and reading a novel called "Pique" until his candle went out at 4 a.m. Thanks her for sending a book called "Lady of the Lake." Describes singing hymns with the other officers and requests that he be sent his chess set from home. Notes that the regiment does not get very many recruits and that those they do get tend to desert. Writes that there is to be an execution of a deserter who Coit believes joined the Rebel side.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Literature and Language Arts  Military Camp  Library  Children and Family  Women's History  Sports and Games  Religion  Recruitment  Desertion  Confederate States of America  Death Penalty  Military Law  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written Deep Creek, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Religion; Arts & Literature
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: Recipient Relationship Sister  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 8th Regiment, Connecticut, infantry  
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