Benjamin Cole to son Charles, Sebago, 1862

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Benjamin Cole to son Charles, Sebago, 1862

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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.

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  • 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 Cole Civil War letters
  • Object Type: Text

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