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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.