Authors

Frank L. Lemont

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Description

Partial undated letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont sometime around May-June 1862. In it he tells her about several of the military engagements recently including some rather minor artillery shelling against Confederate positions across the Chickahoming, his visit to the hospital seeing Confederate prisoners wounded there (along with his own personal interpretation of not only their social status but their inferiority compared to Union soldiers) and also their manner of dress.

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

Date

Spring 5-1862

City

Camp Near Chickahoming

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Military History | Social History

Comments

As this is only a partial letter much of the information provided for the benefit of the researcher is based on speculation. More than likely this was written around May or June 1862 as June 12 is his birthday and in several other letters he references his 21st birthday as being a major milestone transitioning from boyhood to manhood. Where the letter was produced is also speculative based on his mention of shelling Confederates across the Chickahoming, assuming that they did not move between when he wrote this letter and the former incident.

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

Partial Undated Letter from Frank L. Lemont to J.S.  (May-June 1862?)

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