Contributed by John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society
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The parents of Charles Cole of Sebago, who was in Cape Elizabeth in training with Co K of the 25th Maine Infantry, wrote that they were worried about his health and wanted him to come home for a visit at the earliest opportunity.
His father, Benjamin, warned him against signing up for a longer term of service, as the officers wanted to fill their draft with three-year men and offered higher bounties for it. Cole had enlisted for nine months.
His brothers and sisters also wrote comments.
About This Item
- Title: Cole family to son, Sebago, 1862
- Creator: Cole, Benjamin
- Creation Date: 1862-09-28
- Subject Date: 1862-09-28
- Town: Cape Elizabeth, Sebago
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm
- Local Code: W.CC.3
- Collection: John Micavich: Charles Cole Letters
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Cole family
- Cole, Charles H.--Correspondence
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1863)
- United States. Army--Recruiting and enlistment, etc.
- Bounties, Military
- Cole, Benjamin Franklin
- Cole, Horatio Hill
- Cole, Benjamin
- Cole , Ella Frances
- Cole, Hattie J.
- Cole , Herbert E.
- Cook, Jason
- Davis, Jeff
- Hill, Iantha
- Cole, Charles W.
For more information about this item, contact:Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
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