Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album



John P. Sheahan on Fredericksburg battle, 1862

John P. Sheahan on Fredericksburg battle, 1862

Item 61959 detail zoom send e-card Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter add to album


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.


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

Click the link above to download and view the PDF file. Help with PDF.

Go back

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.