John Sheahan on skirmish with Rebels, Virginia, 1863

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On June 1, 1863, Pvt. John P. Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote to his parents in Dennysville to tell them about Confederate soldiers who burned a Union train and captured the Union mail. He said the cavalry retaliated within 15 minutes and took "all their artillery and a lot of prisoners and recaptured the mail."

Sheahan praised the area around Warrenton Junction, Virginia, and noted that if he wanted to buy a farm, it would be a good place to do so.

He also expressed his desire for an "honorable peace."

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