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Pvt. Charles Cole to family, near Washington, D.C., 1862

Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society

Pvt. Charles Cole to family, near Washington, D.C., 1862

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Charles Cole of Sebago, serving in Co. K, 25th Maine Infantry, wrote to his family in Sebago of "a soldier's life in dixy."

His regiment was guarding a bridge over the Potomac and patrolling.He reported that soldiers of the 27th Maine Infantry had turned on their quartermaster because they thought they were not getting enough to eat.

Cole wrote that he had not been paid and needed money for stamps. He told his brother Horatio that he was "tough rugged and saucy and so is all the boys from Sebago."

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  • Title: Pvt. Charles Cole to family, near Washington, D.C., 1862
  • Creator: Cole, Charles W.
  • Creation Date: 1862-11-19
  • Subject Date: 1862-11-19
  • Town: New Bern, Sebago, Washington
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: DC, ME, NC
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm
  • Local Code: W.CC.12
  • Collection: John Micavich:Charles Cole Civil War letters
  • Object Type: Text

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

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