Tag Archives: 1861

Fort Monroe

The next letter in the Museum collection that Charles Cock wrote is dated December 17, just a week before Christmas. Charles tells his brother that he had written the day before to his father, indicating he hoped to be released … Continue reading

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March through Baltimore

Four days after writing to his brother from Cleveland, Charles Cock writes a much more extensive letter to his sister describing the trip from Cleveland to Washington by way of Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Charles is clearly impressed by the … Continue reading

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On their way to Washington

This first letter from Charles F. Cock is really more of a quick note to his brother before his unit, the 8th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, leaves for Pittsburgh. The 8th Michigan had mustered into Federal service at Detroit’s Historic Fort … Continue reading

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