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Charles Cole to his family, Virginia, 1862

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society

Charles Cole of Sebago, a private in Co. K of the 25th Maine Infantry, wrote to his family in late November 1862 that he was healthy and well fed, the barracks were warm, and they had a wood stove for heat.

Responding to a letter, he wrote that he was upset that a neighbor of his family in Sebago, Joe Wiggins, or one of his family stole a turkey from the Coles, but is happy his mother still had one for Thanksgiving.

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  • Title: Charles Cole to his family, Virginia, 1862
  • Creator: Cole, Charles W
  • Creation Date: 1862-11-30
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Arlington Heights, Sebago, Standish, Washington
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: DC, ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13
  • Local Code: W.CC.31
  • 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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