Creator

Date Original

1861-1863

Description

This collection contains three letters from John Lemon to his father and sister in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, during the Civil War, and one broadside from Shreveport News. In John’s letters, he talks about the war and the death of his mother, Martha.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Owen Lemon was born in Tennessee to Robert and Martha Dancy Lemon on January 26, 1836. John lived in Natchitoches, Louisiana, working as an Overseer when the Civil War began in 1861. He joined the Louisiana Infantry 2nd Regiment on May 11, 1861, and he served until he was arrested and paroled by the United States military at Appomattox County, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0174.0003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John O. Lemon letters, SMC.0174.0003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John O. Lemon letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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