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Charles Morgan Coit papers

Call Number: MS 1497
Scope and Contents
The Charles Morgan Coit Papers consist of correspondence written by Charles Morgan Coit to his mother, brother, and sister. The letters span his military career as adjutant, captain, and brevet lieutenant colonel in the Eighth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry from the fall of 1861 to the spring of 1865.

The letters deal with the daily tribulations faced by Coit and his regiment and cover such topics as living accommodations and sanitary conditions in various camps, the price and availability of food and clothing, weather and travel conditions, social life, morale, discipline, and descriptions of the skirmishes.

The papers were the gift of Charles A. Coit in 1989.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Charles A. Coit, 1989.
0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Related Names
Coit, Charles Morgan, 1838-1878
Language of Materials