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.
- 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 (cm): 20.2 x 12.5
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/4
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan Collection
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
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