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
Camp Near Chickahoming
Environment, Civil War, Home Front, letters, letter from the front, Frank L. Lemont, 5th Maine Volunteers
Military History | Social History
Lemont, Frank L., "Partial Undated Letter from Frank L. Lemont to J.S. (May-June 1862?)" (1862). Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers. Item 63.