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Andrew H. Frame letters

Andrew H. Frame letters, 1863
Andrew H. Frame letters
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  • Letters, 15 February and 12 March 1863, from Andrew H. Frame (1834-1923) of Company A, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, at Fort Monroe in Virginia, to Mary Lucy Tenney (b. 1834) and Julia Tenney (b. ca. 1843) regarding his service, including comments on Hampton Roads, the army's condition, and his regiment
  • Letter, 15 February 1863, to Mary Lucy Tenney comments on his health; describes Hampton Roads and the site of the battle between the Union Monitor and the Confederate Merrimac (Virginia) which occurred a year earlier, including the wrecks of the Congress and Cumberland; remarks on the difference in price of consumer goods at Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Hampton Roads; and comments on the removal of General George B. McClellan (1826-1885) from command of the Army of the Potomac by President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Frame also comments on camp life and personal news
  • Letter, 12 March 1865, to Mary Lucy Tenney comments on improvement in living conditions for the regiment; describes Hampton Roads and its weather; remarks on the gunboats in the harbor; states that he is not up for more fight and has lost weight; notes that his brother Frank Frame (b. ca. 1839) is in camp; comments on his marriage prospects; and derogatorally describes his African American washerwoman. He comments on camp life and rations
  • Letter, 12 March 1865, to Julia Tenney remarks on the regiment and camp life; recalls enjoyable times in Essex County, including an embarrassing moment for William Bailey, now of Company D, 35th Massachusetts Infantry; and contains personal and social news
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Andrew Henry Frame was born in April 1834 in Essex County, Massachusetts. A shoemaker when the Civil War began, Frame enlisted in Company A, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, on 6 August 1862 and was mustered into service 9 August 1862. He served with the regiment until he transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on 16 March 1864. He served in 117th Company, 2nd Battalion of the reserve corps until mustered out of service on 9 August 1865. He returned to Massachusetts, settling down in Plymouth County where he worked in a bed factory, then resumed his profession of shoemaker. Frame married Adeline C. Snow (1837-1915) 1 October 1866 and they had 2 children. Frame died in Plymouth County in April 1923.
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Andrew H. Frame letters
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