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Cole family to son, Sebago, 1862

Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society

The parents of Charles Cole of Sebago, who was in Cape Elizabeth in training with Co K of the 25th Maine Infantry, wrote that they were worried about his health and wanted him to come home for a visit at the earliest opportunity.

His father, Benjamin, warned him against signing up for a longer term of service, as the officers wanted to fill their draft with three-year men and offered higher bounties for it. Cole had enlisted for nine months.

His brothers and sisters also wrote comments.

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  • Title: Cole family to son, Sebago, 1862
  • Creator: Cole, Benjamin
  • Creation Date: 1862-09-28
  • Subject Date: 1862-09-28
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth, Sebago
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: ink and paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13
  • Local Code: W.CC.3
  • Collection: John Micavich: Charles W Cole letters
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
(207) 787-2489

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