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John Sheahan on aftermath of Gettysburg, 1863

John Sheahan on aftermath of Gettysburg, 1863

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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."


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