John Sheahan on Battle of Middleburg, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Sheahan, a private in the 1st Maine Cavalry, wrote to his father in Dennysville about "a very heavy battle here yesterday."

He wrote that the company charged with 22 men and only 7 came out of the battle. The company lost most of its non-commissioned officers.

Sheahan (1842-1894) enlisted in August 1862 at age 21.

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About This Item

  • Title: John Sheahan on Battle of Middleburg, 1863
  • Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
  • Creation Date: 1863-06-20
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Dennysville, Middleburg
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/4
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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