Cole family to son, Sebago, 1862
Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society
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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.
- 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
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army--Recruiting and enlistment, etc.
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1863)
Cole, Charles H.--Correspondence
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
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