John Sheahan note on Gettysburg victory, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John Sheahan of the Maine 1st Cavalry Regiment wrote to his father in Dennysville from the "Battle Field near Gettysburg" on July 5, 1863. He had written his father a short note the day before to tell him of the Union victory.
Sheahan wrote, "the rebels are in a hard place and in my opinion will never go back to Virginia an organized army." He predicted the war would end soon because the Confederates had no supplies coming in. He also expected another "desperate fight" soon.
- Title: John Sheahan note on Gettysburg victory, 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John
- Creation Date: 1863-07-05
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Dennysville, Gettysburg
- County: Washington
- State: ME, PA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.5
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/5
- Object Type: Text
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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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