John P. Sheahan on Fredericksburg battle, 1862
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John P. Sheahan (1842-1894) of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote to his father in Dennysville about the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 11-15, 1862.
"I am safe and so is William," he wrote, referring to his brother, a sergeant in the 6th Maine Infantry, that also was involved in the battle.
"We were whipped," he wrote of the Union loss.
Sheahan asked his father to send him several items, including newspaper accounts of the battle.
- Title: John P. Sheahan on Fredericksburg battle, 1862
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1862-12-18
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Fredericksburg
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.2
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/2
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan Collection
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
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