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Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, December 21, 1862, Achsah Lemont Dec 1862

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, December 21, 1862, Achsah Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

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


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, December 15, 1862, Frank L. Lemont Dec 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, December 15, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, December 15, 1862. In it he tells of his experience fighting at Fredericksburg and how the regiment during that time failed to take any casualties but yet it still made a deep impression on him and his fellow soldiers forced to take shelter from the enemy cannon fire. Frank also remarks that he cared little for Achsah constantly telling him of marriages and engagements.

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


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, December 9, 1862, Frank L. Lemont Dec 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, December 9, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, December 9, 1862. Frank writes his mother wishing her well and hoping to find out more about life in Maine and the status of the family, regretting not being able to be home at such a trying time in his mother's life.

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


Letter From Achsah And J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, December 7, 1862, Achsah Lemont, J. S. Lemont Dec 1862

Letter From Achsah And J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, December 7, 1862, Achsah Lemont, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Acsah Lemont and J.S. Lemont to Frank L. Lemont, December 7, 1862. The bulk of both entries deals mostly with their new life in Lewiston and the culture there. They also discuss the state of the family and the weather, specifically the health of J.S. Lemont regarding a sore on her arm that as yet had not healed by the time they sent this correspondence.

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


Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, November 16, 1862, Achsah J. Lemont Nov 1862

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, November 16, 1862, Achsah J. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Achsah Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont, November 16, 1862. In this letter she discusses his health, their move to a new home, the planting of potatoes, and the death someone known to the Family down in Tennessee.

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


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, November 10, 1862, J. S. Lemont Nov 1862

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, November 10, 1862, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, November 10, 1862. In it she relates the latest news from home about the family and the community, specifically that one George Merrill died from fever and that his family now mourns his death. Due to this, and the continued preparations for the move to Lewiston it has certainly acted as a bit of black cloud over the family.

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


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, November 7, 1862, Frank L. Lemont Nov 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, November 7, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, November 7, 1862. In it he encourages his mother and urges her to stay strong through the difficult times, especially in the face of new danger with a potential battle on the horizon near Richmond. He also queries about the little things going on at home and his desire to hear more from his sisters.

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


Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, November 2, 1862, Achsah Lemont Nov 1862

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, November 2, 1862, Achsah Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Achsah to her brother Frank L. Lemont, November 2, 1862. In it she mostly speaks of the events at home and the continuing strain of the war on their family and how much it pains them that he can't be at home. She also mentions their plans to move and that their harvest moved from Greene down to Lewiston in accordance with their preemptive transition to life there.

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


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, November 2, 1862, Frank L. Lemont Nov 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, November 2, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, November 2, 1862. In it he relates multiple subjects including the latest military movements into Virginia, his concerns for the future both financially and physically, and his desire to help his mother in such a hard time moving from Greene, ME to Lewiston.

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


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, October 29, 1862, J. S. Lemont Oct 1862

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, October 29, 1862, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, October 29, 1862. In it she expresses her thanks that he was received so well by his regiment but also the sorrow with the death of her husband and that he can't be home to help take care of the affairs moving from Greene to Lewiston. She also tells of the harvest and the growing preparations for the move, as well as the latest news from the family.

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


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, October 24, 1862, Frank L. Lemont Oct 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, October 24, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, October 24, 1862. In it he tells her of his current situation returning to the regiment since he was wounded and went home on leave, and that his standing remains the same as it had when he left, perhaps even stronger because of his trials. He also encourages his mother to stay strong in such a hard time with her husband (his father) now deceased and the estate needing to be dealt with.

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


Letter From Viola Adams To John L. Ham, October 14, (1862?), Viola Adams Oct 1862

Letter From Viola Adams To John L. Ham, October 14, (1862?), Viola Adams

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Viola Adams to John L. Ham, October 14, (1862?). In it she scolds Ham for not writing a longer letter and briefs him on the latest events at home, including her schooling. She inquires as to his opinion on army life and requests he write her a longer response, lest he be subjected to later haunting.

Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 279, f.65


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, October 13, 1862, Frank L. Lemont Oct 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, October 13, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, October 13, 1862. In it he updates her on his current situation returning to his regiment after staying with her for a short time (more than likely keeping her company in such a hard time with his father being ill) including that he was well received by his comrades in the 5th Maine upon his return and that his mental state has improved greatly knowing this. Frank also discusses his emotions and feelings having to leave his mother yet he admits his duty is penultimate.

Taken from the Paul ...


Letter From Electa (Lemont?) To Frank L. Lemont, October 6, 1862, Electa Lemont Oct 1862

Letter From Electa (Lemont?) To Frank L. Lemont, October 6, 1862, Electa Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Electa (Lemont?) to Frank L. Lemont, October 6, 1862. In it she laments his absence away from the family and tells of the latest events in the family.

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


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, July 29, 1862, Frank L. Lemont Jul 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, July 29, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, July 29, 1862. Frank speaks of his misgivings about being wounded and desire to be well and free to move about again, especially with turmoil at home, noted by the mention of his father being ill. Along these lines he mentions as well that he will do everything in his power to return home, even deserting the army or sending in his resignation.

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


Letter From A.S. Daggett To Frank L. Lemont, July 28, 1862, A. S. Daggett Jul 1862

Letter From A.S. Daggett To Frank L. Lemont, July 28, 1862, A. S. Daggett

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from A.S. Daggett to Frank L. Lemont, July 28, 1862. In it he tells Frank of the actions performed after his untimely injury on the battlefield and the current state of the regiment. Daggett also tells Frank of his correspondence with Frank's family and his wish that once his wounds heal, he would be able to go and visit them for a short while.

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


Letter From A.S. Daggett To Samuel R. Lemont, July 6, 1862, A. S. Daggett Jul 1862

Letter From A.S. Daggett To Samuel R. Lemont, July 6, 1862, A. S. Daggett

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Captain A.S. Daggett to Samuel R. Lemont, July 6, 1862. Daggett wrote to Samuel Lemont to inform him that his son received wounds in a recent battle and that the last two letters sent to him did not make it in time. He then relayed the circumstances surrounding Frank's injuries received during battle and that soon he may be able to return to the field.

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


Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, July 1, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont Jul 1862

Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, July 1, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Samuel R. Lemont to his son Frank L. Lemont, July 1, 1862. In it he expresses his anxiety over Frank's current situation since they received news of a battle recently fought near Frank's regiment and that it is unclear what has happened. Samuel also notes that the family is doing well and that the weather has become rather erratic as of late, being rather hot and then changing to almost freezing weather with the appearance of a Nor'easter before he sent the letter.

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


Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 24, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont Jun 1862

Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 24, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Samuel R. Lemont to his son Frank L. Lemont, June 24, 1862. In it he remarks that he and the family are concerned since Frank had not written for a while, including that their health is good as usual and that they constantly pray for his safety, especially because they are fearful that he and his unit engaged in a fierce battle. He also mentions the weather back in Maine and the state of their grass crop.

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


Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 10, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont Jun 1862

Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 10, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Samuel R. Lemont to his son Frank L. Lemont, June 10, 1862. Samuel comments on the state of the war and how close his son is to the conflict without being embroiled in battle, though certainly engagement is at this time unavoidable.

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


Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 8, 1862, Achsah Lemont Jun 1862

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 8, 1862, Achsah Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

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 ...


Letters From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont (Undated) 1862, J. S. Lemont May 1862

Letters From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont (Undated) 1862, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Two undated letters from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont. These letters were probably produced in Greene, Maine but there is no envelope or written evidence to solidly confirm this. They are also undated and most likely (as Bean writes in both his transcript and a piece of scrap paper) were written in late May or early June of 1862 based on the events mentioned in the letters. In the first letter she focuses mainly on her feelings about missing him and that the war was over, bearing a very sorrowful burden because of his being gone ...


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To Samuel R. Lemont, May 22, 1862, Frank L. Lemont May 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To Samuel R. Lemont, May 22, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

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 ...


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, May 18, 1862, J. S. Lemont May 1862

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, May 18, 1862, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, May 18, 1862. In it she writes of her concerns for his well being both spiritually and physically. She also comments on their family and the interconnections of their little Maine community and a local fire threatening their woodlot.

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


Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, May 16, 1862, Achsah Lemont May 1862

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, May 16, 1862, Achsah Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

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 ...


Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, May 5, 1862, Frank L. Lemont May 1862

Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. Lemont, May 5, 1862, Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont, May 5, 1862. In it he tells her of the Siege of Yorktown and his experiences with battle along with other military matters. He also speaks of his worries and his health at present, wishing everyone back home well.

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


Letter From Augusta (Lemont?) To Frank L. Lemont, May 3, 1862, Augusta Lemont May 1862

Letter From Augusta (Lemont?) To Frank L. Lemont, May 3, 1862, Augusta Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

This letter is from Augusta (Lemont?) to her cousin Frank L. Lemont, May 3, 1862. In it she comments on the tragedy of the war and that, though it is a necessity, it is certainly too painful and dreadful an event to take any kind of pleasure in seeing the country torn asunder. She also covers some of the events in the community and the changing of the season allowing many of them to enjoy the outdoors. In that letter she also included a pressed May-Flower.

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


Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, May 2, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont May 1862

Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, May 2, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Samuel R. Lemont to his son Frank L. Lemont, May 2, 1862. In it he remarks on the state of the mail and how so few letters are reaching his son and that there is little else to report on due to the great number of letters written in such a short period of time. Samuel also makes mention that a local newspaperman requested the use of Frank's letters in the Lewiston "Daley Journal" [sic].

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


Partial Undated Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. (May-June 1862?), Frank L. Lemont May 1862

Partial Undated Letter From Frank L. Lemont To J.S. (May-June 1862?), Frank L. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Partial undated letter from Frank L. Lemont to his mother J.S. Lemont sometime around May-June 1862. In it he tells her about several of the military engagements recently including some rather minor artillery shelling against Confederate positions across the Chickahoming, his visit to the hospital seeing Confederate prisoners wounded there (along with his own personal interpretation of not only their social status but their inferiority compared to Union soldiers) and also their manner of dress.

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


Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, April 29, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont Apr 1862

Letter From Samuel R. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, April 29, 1862, Samuel R. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Samuel R. Lemont to his son Frank L. Lemont, April 29, 1862. In it he comments on the state of the war and his hopes that his son will continue to be courageous and stay safe should he be engaged in battle with Confederate forces. Samuel also comments on the state of the family and local goings on.

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