John Sheahan on Battle of Middleburg, 1863
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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