Letter from Achsah Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont, June 8, 1862. It contains a number of observations and occurrences from home about the weather, family life, the war, and the community. She gives special attention to the arrival of wounded soldiers from home (including a general) and the special attention given them because of their service, following which she remarks that she wishes her brother might be wounded so he could return home, but not out of animosity. Frank's younger sister Josie also writes a short section at the end of the letter to let him know of her health and her intentions to write more later.
Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.8
Environment, Civil War, Home Front, letters, letter from home, Achsah, Frank L. Lemont, 5th Maine Volunteers
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Lemont, Achsah, "Letter from Achsah Lemont to Frank L. Lemont, June 8, 1862" (1862). Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers. Item 2.