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John P. Sheahan on Fredericksburg battle, 1862

John P. Sheahan on Fredericksburg battle, 1862

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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.

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