John Sheahan on return to regiment, Virginia, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

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Pvt. John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote to his father in Dennysville that he had returned to his regiment after several months at a "dismounted" camp in Washington, D.C., because his horse had been condemned.

Sheahan reported the the regiment made a raid into Confederate territory and burned tanneries, saddle shops, and buildings that held Confederate cavalry equipment.

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About This Item

  • Title: John Sheahan on return to regiment, Virginia, 1863
  • Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
  • Creation Date: 1863-12-26
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Dennysville
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/7
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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