Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote to his father about his efforts to leave the "dismounted" camp in Washington and return to the front. His horse was too lame to make it back to his regiment.
Especially since Gettysburg in July 1863, Sheehan had written to his father in Dennysville about his hopes for peace and the preservation of the union.
He wrote that since England and France had declined to help them, the Rebels "say themselves they have no hope at all."
About This Item
- Title: Pvt. John Sheahan from Washington, D.C., 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1863-12-01
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Dennysville, Washington
- County: Washington
- State: DC, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 12.6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/7
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
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