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Frank L. Lemont

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Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, June 8, 1862. In it he discusses his deep desire to return home and the impending engagement. He notes the rather tenuous nature of the standoff between Union and Confederate forces and the continued jockeying for position by both sides in an attempt to gain an upper hand. Along these lines of military discourse he speaks of camp life and food rationing, including the monetary compensation for his service which he sent back home for safekeeping.

Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.5

Date

Summer 6-8-1862

City

Camp, 5th Maine Regt., Virginia

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Environment, Civil War, Home Front, letters, letter from home, Frank L. Lemont, 5th Maine Volunteers

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Included in this PDF is Bean's transcript of the letter. A modern version has been uploaded for the benefit of the researcher.

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to J.S. Lemont, June 8, 1862

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