Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry, with his unit in Washington, D.C., awaiting issuance of horses, wrote to his father in Dennysville that "there is men coming from the battle field every day to Washington churches and in fact every building that can be procured is turned into a hospital."
He reported on the unit's trip from Maine to Washington.
About This Item
- Title: Pvt. John Sheahan on arrival in Washington, 1862
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1862-09-14
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Washington
- State: DC
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/1
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Arrivals & departures--Washington, D.C.
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Military life
- Sheahan, John Parris, 1844?-1894--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
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