Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society
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Charles Cole, Co K, 25th ME Infantry answers the letter that he received from his family, inquiring of his health and well being. He relates that he likes a soldier's life and the food is good "our rations are potatoes and beef and brown bread and flour cake mostly". He gives directions to the family, encouraging them to visit him at Camp Abraham Lincoln, in Portland.
Charles went back to Sebago for a visit and has now returned to his unit. Being a country boy who didn't have much experience with city living, he and George Douglass, a friend from Sebago also in his regiment, took advantage of the opportunity and went into Portland before going back to camp. "we hollowed so much that we was all hourse that night as we could be", then spent the night at the Cumberland House Hotel in Portland before returning to Camp Abraham Lincoln the next day.
About This Item
- Title: Letter to family after arriving in Portland, 1862
- Creator: Cole, Charles William
- Creation Date: 1862-09-27
- Subject Date: 1862-09-27
- Town: Portland, Sebago
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm
- Local Code: W.CC.2
- Collection: John Micavich: Charles W. Cole family letters
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
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LC Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1863)
- Cole, Charles H.--Correspondence
- Cole family
- Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- 23rd Maine Regt.
- 25th Regt Maine Infantry Volunteers
- 28th Maine Regt.
- Camp Abraham Lincoln
- Cumberland House Hotel
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