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John Sheahan from road to Harper's Ferry, 1863

John Sheahan from road to Harper's Ferry, 1863

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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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