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Horatio Cole writes to Charles Cole

Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society

Horatio, brother of Charles Cole Co K, 25th ME Infantry, sends news from home - how many bushels of potatoes they've dug, how many quarts of acorns the younger children have collected. Thier mother has made a new shirt for Charles and wants very much for him to come home for a visit. He mentions that Mrs. Decker, their neighbor, has had news of her brother Edwin Witham, who was wounded in battle. News has come that another Sebago soldier, Daniel D Martin, was wounded in the leg and was taken prisoner. Charles' father Benjamin warns Charles not to sell his orders at a discount and to protect himself.

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  • Title: Horatio Cole writes to Charles Cole
  • Creator: Cole, Horatio Hill
  • Creation Date: 1862-10-05
  • Subject Date: 1865-10-05
  • Town: Portland, Sebago
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: ink and paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13
  • Local Code: W.CC.4
  • Collection: John Micavich: Charles Cole family letters
  • Object Type: Text

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

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