Authors

J. S. Lemont

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Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, February 26th, 1863. In it she speaks of the difficulty of the distance between them and the rising financial troubles at home, especially with the strain on the family without him being there to help on the farm. She also mentions a rumor about soldiers being granted furloughs to go home.

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

Date

Spring 2-26-1863

City

Lewiston, ME

Keywords

Environment, Civil War, Home Front, letters, letter from home, J.S. Lemont, 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.

There are no major differences between Bean's transcript and the latest one, save for the clarification on Bean's interpretation of the word "cordial" written in the first paragraph.

Letter from J.S. Lemont to Frank L. Lemont, February 26, 1863

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