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Achsah Lemont

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Letter from Achsah Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont, February 15, 1863. In it she relates most of the goings on back home in Lewiston especially the pleasant company of many young ladies. She also speaks of the state of the family and the words they received regarding the rumored changes in command of Union troops and her hopes that this will be a welcome change for her brother.

Further in the letter she speaks of the changes in the weather and how the sleighing was rather good though the recent thaw affected such outings. As to her personal life and the affections of young men to which he cautioned her in a previous letter she brushes off stating that there is not a need to worry because they as yet had not chosen to try and win her affections.

Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.8

Date

Winter 2-15-1863

City

Lewiston, ME

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Military History | Social History

Comments

Included in the PDF is a scan of Bean's typed transcription of this letter. A modern transcription has been included for the benefit of the researcher.

Also note that this letter has been somewhat damaged (most likely by the elements) and is unreadable in some parts. This is also noted several times in Bean's transcripts and will be corroborated in future transcripts.

Of further interest to the researcher is that it is unclear as to if all notes included are part of the same letter, but as Bean noted (and this archivist concurs) it does appear that they belong together even though one note in particular was found paired with another of the 23rd of October later that year.

Letter from Achsah Lemont to Frank L. Lemont, February 15, 1863

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