Pvt. John Sheahan on arrival in Washington, 1862

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.

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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

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