South Carolina and Georgia

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Shortly after being organized toward the end of summer 1861, the Connecticut 6th Infantry Regiment was deployed to South Carolina. When Cornelius Gold joined the Regiment in fall 1863, they were stationed at Hilton Head and remained there until being deployed to Virginia to participate in the siege of Petersburg. There is also correspondence from Gold's friend and Gunnery School classmate Romulus Loveridge of the U.S. 3rd Colored Infantry, which fought in South Carolina and Florida and from Charles McCracken, who served with the 12th Connecticut Infantry in Savannah Georgia after the surrender of the Confederacy.

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