Frank L. Lemont



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Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, July 8, 1861. In it he tells her of the weather and their current situation in camp near Washington. He indicates that a battle is to be expected in the near future and passes along rumors that the battle ahead should be short, decisive, and end the war swiftly but he himself chooses instead to worry less about that outcome because it is not in his power to read the future.

Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.5


Summer 7-8-1861

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Meridian Hill, Washington


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


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Letter from Frank L. Lemont to J.S. Lemont, July 8, 1861



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