John Sheahan on aftermath of Gettysburg, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote his third letter in three days to his father in Dennysville, reporting on the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Sheahan described the Confederate retreat and the things they left behind. He said he heard Vicksburg was taken and "if so the Rebelion is ended, I pray that God may grant it."
- Title: John Sheahan on aftermath of Gettysburg, 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1863-07-06
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Chambersburg
- State: PA
- Media: Pencil on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20 x 12.5
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/5
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
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