Authors

Frank L. Lemont

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Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, July 8, 1861. In it he tells her of the weather and their current situation in camp near Washington. He indicates that a battle is to be expected in the near future and passes along rumors that the battle ahead should be short, decisive, and end the war swiftly but he himself chooses instead to worry less about that outcome because it is not in his power to read the future.

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

Date

Summer 7-8-1861

City

Meridian Hill, Washington

Keywords

Environment, Civil War, Home Front, letters, letter from the front, 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.

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to J.S. Lemont, July 8, 1861

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