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Collection Reference Number GLC03603.203
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry 
Title George Coit to his mother and brother, describing a Union meeting at Cooper Institute
Date 7 March 1863
Author Coit, George O. (fl. 1863)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Describes the smoothness of the New Jersey Railroad ride as a byproduct of the flat and uninteresting country. He is on his way to visit his brother, Charles, and suggests that his mother and sister follow suit. He describes attending a Union meeting at Cooper Institute with Mr. Edwards while in New York. The speaker, Colonel Baird of Brooklyn, addressed a large crowd who were very excited by the strong Union/abolitionist sentiment. He also describes seeing a play and eating oysters with his uncle.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Military Camp  Union Forces  Children and Family  Geography and Natural History  Travel  Railroad  Abolition  Transportation  Education  Politics  Slavery  African American History  Republican Party  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Diet and Nutrition  
People Coit, Charles M. (1838-1878)  
Place written New Jersey R.R.
Theme The American Civil War; Government & Politics; Education; Health & Medicine; Children & Family; Arts & Literature; African Americans
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 Mother  Brother  
Civil War: Unit 8th Regiment, Connecticut, infantry  
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