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William Brown on Charles Cole's death, Washington, D.C., 1862

Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society

William S. Brown of the 25th Maine Regiment, friend and neighbor of the Cole family in Sebago, wrote to Benjamin Cole, father of Pvt. Charles Cole, also in the 25th Maine, that Charles had died of his illness.

Brown assured Benjamin Cole that Charles was a good boy and died a Christian.

He said that money was received to pay to have Charles' body shipped back home. He said the body and Cole's effects were on the way to Maine from Washington, D.C., where the regiment was quartered.

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  • Title: William Brown on Charles Cole's death, Washington, D.C., 1862
  • Creator: Brown, William S.
  • Creation Date: 1862-12-26
  • Subject Date: 1862-12-26
  • Town: Georgetown, Sebago
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: DC, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 21 x 13
  • Local Code: W.CC.16
  • Collection: John Micavich: Charles Cole Civil War 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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