Achsah Lemont



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Letter from Achsah Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont May 16, 1862. In this letter she writes of life back in Maine and her waning enthusiasm for the war, especially because of how it has put her brother in danger. She mentions the death and funeral of someone they knew who died in the service of the Union and how distraught his family was, later commenting on the religious revival in their community and the state of the weather at the time. It is also important to note that Achsah states her brother sent her a four leaf clover from Virginia which was (and is) inside the note, thus why there is the pigmentation in the letter that is in the shape of a clover.

Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.8


Spring 5-16-1862

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Greene, ME


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


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Included in this PDF is Bean's transcript of the letter. A modern version has been uploaded for the benefit of the researcher. Also included in the document is a scan of the four leaf clover which Frank mailed to Achsah in early spring of 1862.

Letter from Achsah Lemont to Frank L. Lemont, May 16, 1862



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