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