Pvt. John Sheahan on arrival in Washington, 1862
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.