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Letter From Unknown To Frank L. Lemont, November 1, 1863, Unknown Oct 1863

Letter From Unknown To Frank L. Lemont, November 1, 1863, Unknown

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Unknown to Frank L. Lemont. In it the writer (most likely one of Frank's sisters) relates the state of the family and laments any wrongdoings or insults given in the previous letter.

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


Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, October 25, 1863, Achsah Lemont Oct 1863

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, October 25, 1863, Achsah Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Achsah Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont, October 25, 1863. In it she tells Frank that she is now boarding with a Mr. and Mrs. Russel taking care of their children during their absence and that due to this she feels rather overwhelmed, almost to the point of insanity. Achsah also speaks of the state of the family and other goings on at home. In a rather personal moment she also inquires of his intentions towards Electa Lemont and she warns him to not pursue such intentions, and in regards to her own love life she provided ...


Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, September 20, 1863, Achsah Lemont Sep 1863

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, September 20, 1863, Achsah Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Achsah and Josie Lemont to their brother Frank L. Lemont, September 20, 1863. In it Achsah tells Frank of a fun excursion to the top of Mount Washington and the excitement of the day including the state of the weather and the difficulty of the trek up the mountain.

Josie also included a short letter to Frank as well, stating that she felt well enough to do so. She expressed her deep desire to get an education for herself and how difficult it was for her to attend, but that she would not stop trying.

Taken from the ...


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, September 10, 1863, J. S. Lemont Sep 1863

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, September 10, 1863, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, September 10, 1863. In it she tells him mostly of the events of life at home and the financial situation of the family, specifically regarding the loan of money to a family friend for investment in buying a hardware store.

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


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 28, 1863, J. S. Lemont Jun 1863

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, June 28, 1863, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, June 28, 1863. In it she congratulates him on his promotion and speaks of a great desire to see him. She also wishes him good will in this new position and that he continues to stay safe in the midst of the war.

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


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, April 11, 1863, J. S. Lemont Apr 1863

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, April 11, 1863, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, April 11, 1863. In it she discusses the details of their move back to the farm in Greene, ME and the family life now that they resettled, including a cold she got in the process.

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


Letter From Harriet N. Merriam To Frank L. Lemont, March 8, 1863, Harriet N. Merriam Mar 1863

Letter From Harriet N. Merriam To Frank L. Lemont, March 8, 1863, Harriet N. Merriam

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Harriet N. Merriam to her nephew Frank L. Lemont, March 8, 1863. In it she tells her nephew of the recent move to a larger plot of land and her feelings on the matter, especially being in a new environment. She also speaks of the war and how sickness spread to some of their mutual relatives and friends in the field.

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


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, February 26, 1863, J. S. Lemont Feb 1863

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, February 26, 1863, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, February 26th, 1863. In it she speaks of the difficulty of the distance between them and the rising financial troubles at home, especially with the strain on the family without him being there to help on the farm. She also mentions a rumor about soldiers being granted furloughs to go home.

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


Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, February 15, 1863, Achsah Lemont Feb 1863

Letter From Achsah Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, February 15, 1863, Achsah Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Achsah Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont, February 15, 1863. In it she relates most of the goings on back home in Lewiston especially the pleasant company of many young ladies. She also speaks of the state of the family and the words they received regarding the rumored changes in command of Union troops and her hopes that this will be a welcome change for her brother.

Further in the letter she speaks of the changes in the weather and how the sleighing was rather good though the recent thaw affected such outings. As to her personal ...


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, January 28, 1863, J. S. Lemont Jan 1863

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, January 28, 1863, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, January 28, 1863. In it she relates the latest goings on at home and the state of the family, mostly that she longs to have her son home and wonders what should be done about the farm, proposing that perhaps renting the house in Lewiston might provide some supplemental income for them to live on while they prepare for beginning planting again in the summer.

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


Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, January 3, 1863, J. S. Lemont Jan 1863

Letter From J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, January 3, 1863, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from J.S. Lemont to her son Frank L. Lemont, January 3, 1863. In it she imparts rather depressing news from home and about the war especially about death and sickness plaguing their community. She desperately wishes the war would end so her son might come home and be with them but she knows that he has to make those decisions for himself.

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


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 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