Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his father Samuel R. Lemont, May 22, 1862. In it he tells him of the grueling marches made each day to reach their current camp. Frank also relays information about the death of one Mr. Whittum's son, an account which contradicted the information previously conveyed in an earlier letter, along with information about the discharge of a soldier known to their family as Mr. Gould, the birthday of his sister Josie, his upcoming birthday and his concerns on the matter, and his observations of the weather in Virginia at the time.
Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.5
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Camp, 5th Maine Regt., Virginia
Environment, Civil War, Home Front, letters, letter from home, Frank L. Lemont, 5th Maine Volunteers
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Lemont, Frank L., "Letter from Frank L. Lemont to Samuel R. Lemont, May 22, 1862" (1862). Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers. Item 18.