Letter from Augusta Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont, December 21, 1862. In it she expresses her relief that he was not wounded or killed at Fredericksburg but laments that the war seemingly has come to no real conclusion and that all the life lost on the battlefield was a terrible waste. Turning from such grim statements she remarks on the weather and life in Lewiston especially the happy times spent with her friends marveling over some fashion presented by a friend in town.
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, December 21, 1862" (1862). Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers. Item 29.