Camp of Light Brigade, New Jack-
sonville, Fla., March 3, 1864.

Mayor of Chelsea-Sir:

On the morning of March 1st. In a skirmish with the enemy near Ten Mile Station on the highway between Jacksonville and Baldwin, John C. Lemart of Chelsea, a member of Co. B, Independent Battalion Mass. Cavalry, was shot through the head and instantly killed. He was a good soldier and fell in the faithful discharge of his duty. Inquiries may be addressed to Lieut. O. A. Baxter, Co. B. Independent Battalion Mass. Cavalry.

Very respectfully yours,
A. J. Clement,
Co. D, Ind'pt. Bat. Mass. Cav.

Letter printed in the Chelsea Telegraph and Pioneer; March 19, 1864; pg. 2, col. 3.

It is made available here through the courtesy of Thomas Hayes,

Hayes is currently working on a historical reference work, "Letters of the Civil War," from the newspapers of the cities and towns of Massachusetts. He has researched the Boston Herald, Chelsea Telegraph and Pioneer, Dedham Gazette, Roxbury Gazette, Randolph Transcript, Worcester Transcript and the Malden Messenger. He says, "I have filed, by date, a little over 3,300 letters. These are from the Soldiers, Sailors, Nurses, Correspondents and Politicans. This project started out as a simple endeavor to find that one letter from my Grandfather, Walter A. Hewes, who served in the 1st Mass. Infantry and 4th Mass. Cavalry. To date, no luck, but I have about 30 more papers to research."

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