John Sheahan from road to Harper's Ferry, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry regiment wrote to his sister in Dennysville, saying the troops were on the march to Harper's Ferry and he expected they would make a raid on Confederate ammunition. He asked for some magazines and closed, "don't think strange if you dont hear from me for a month."

Sheahan was 21 when he enlisted in Co. K of the 1st Maine Cavalry in August 1862. He was a private.

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About This Item

  • Title: John Sheahan from road to Harper's Ferry, 1863
  • Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
  • Creation Date: 1863-07-13
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Harpers Ferry
  • State: WV
  • Media: Pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/5
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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