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  • Letters and Family Genalogy of George and Thomas Lemont of Bath Maine

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    Letters and  Family Genealogy of George and Thomas Lemont of Bath Maine

    Thomas enlisted in the 21st Maine Infantry and would serve just over a month before his death.

    George Lemont enlisted in the 3rd Maine Infantry and served throughout the war with the regiment, experiencing battles such as Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.  

    Two war dated letters from George pertaining to the war, one letter Dated Dec. 8th 1861 from Camp Howard, VA. details building a log hut in camp, going to Washington to visit the Patent Office and have ambrotypes taken “but they looked so bad I was tempted to throw them both in the fire, which I did one of them”, men joining the regiment. Etc.

    The second letter on patriotic stationary from Near Harrison's Landing, dated July 6th 1862, details drilling in camp, health of the regiment, conditions and want for news from home.

    One letter from Thomas, dated 1861 detailing a “large French War steamer ahead of us with troops, horses and ammunition going to Vera Cruz to fight”

    Ten Documents relating to family history, one detailing the raising of their Grandfather's regiment in the “War of 1776” where he served as Colonel.

    Hand-written book of family genealogy containing onerous entries and newspaper clippings detailing a strong history from Bath, Maine.


    George W. Lemont

    Enlisted on 6/4/1861 as a Private

    On 6/4/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. ME 3rd Infantry

    He was discharged on 5/2/1864

    He was listed as: 

    *Sick 12/15/1861 Lookout Mountain, TN

    *Sick 12/15/`862 Point Lookout, MD


    Thomas J. Lemont

    Enlisted on 10/14/1862 as a Private at 23 years of age.

    On 10/14/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. ME 21st Infantry

    He died on 11/27/1862 at East New York, NY


    Inventory Number: IDE 060