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John Parris Sheahan of Dennysville joined Co. K of the 1st Maine Cavalry on August 23, 1863. He was 21 years old and a teacher at the time.
He was mustered out on April 3, 1864, to accept a commission as 1st lieutenant in the 31st Maine Infantry, where he served until July 15, 1865.
After the war, Sheahan earned a medical degree at Bowdoin College and practiced both medicine and dentistry, first in Frederick, Maryland, then in Edmunds, near his hometown of Dennysville in Washington County.
About This Item
- Title: John Parris Sheahan, ca. 1870
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: circa 1870
- Town: Dennysville
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: 973.7441 E01t
- Object Type: Image
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LC Subject Headings
- Bowdoin College
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
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