John P. Sheahan from Monocacy Junction, Maryland, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Writing to his parents in Dennysville, Pvt. John P. Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry reported on his unit moving into a campground previously held by the Confederates.

Sheahan noted that they ate roasted pig and sheep and that Gen. Jackson ordered the retreating Confederate soldiers to take three days rations of corn from a field through which they marched.

"They cannot stand it much longer," he predicted, noting that they had no supplies.

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About This Item

  • Title: John P. Sheahan from Monocacy Junction, Maryland, 1862
  • Creator: Sheahan, John P.
  • Creation Date: 1862-10-20
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Monocacy
  • State: MD
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.6 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/1
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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