Benjamin Cole to son Charles, Sebago, 1862
Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society
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Benjamin Cole of Sebago wrote to his son Charles who was serving in Co. K of the 25th Maine Regiment in Washington, D.C., that the family was worried about Charles's well being and health.
He offered to send money and reported that Charles's younger brother, Horatio, had his picture taken "and it is blacker than any Contraband you will see while you are gone."
Benjamin Cole reported that Horatio had gone back to school, but though he should be helping with the plowing instead. Sister Ella reported that the family was all together that night, sitting around the fire, with the baby asleep in his cradle.
- Title: Benjamin Cole to son Charles, Sebago, 1862
- Creator: Cole, Benjamin
- Creation Date: 1862-11-04
- Subject Date: 1862-11-04
- Local Name: Mud City
- Town: Hagerstown, Portland, Sebago
- County: Cumberland
- State: MD, ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm
- Local Code: W.CC.8
- Collection: John Micavich:Charles W Cole Civil War 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
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Cole, Nancy C.
Cole, Horatio H.
Cole , Ella F.
Cole , Benjamin (Frankie) F.
Cole, Herbert (bub) E.
Cole, Hattie J.
Irish, Charles F.
Haley, Ira H.
Pierce, Henry Milton
Brown, William S.
Cole, Charles W.
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