Pvt. John Sheahan on Union chances, Virginia, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
In camp at Bell Plain, Virginia, nearly three months after the Union loss at nearby Fredericksburg, Pvt. John P. Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry asked his father in a letter what he thought of the draft and whether the war would end by the next fall.
Shehan answered his own question, "I think not. The south are determined to have their Independence and they will have it and no soldier in the Army of the Potomac doubts but they will get it."
He said the argument that the Confederacy did not have enough money and supplies to win was not convincing, comparing the South to the American Patriots during the Revolution.
- Title: Pvt. John Sheahan on Union chances, Virginia, 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1863-03-02
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Bell Plain
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20 x 12.8
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/3
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan Collection
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
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