Sheahan description of Bull Run battlefield, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry, in a letter to his father in Dennysville, described crossing the Bull Run battlefield.
"Here we saw the bones of those who had been killed in that bloody battle," he wrote. "Oh how desolate that place looks I shuddered while we were on it."
He also described the Battle of Middleburg, which he had mentioned in a previous letter. He wrote that "never has there been such hard cavalry fighting as there has been since we left the Rappahannock and what is best of all we have licked the rebs every time."
- Title: Sheahan description of Bull Run battlefield, 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1863-06-23
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Middleburg
- County: Loudoun
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20 x 12.5
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/4
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan Collection
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
Middleburg (Va.), Battle of, 1863
Gettysburg Campaign, 1863
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
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