John Sheahan on return to regiment, Virginia, 1863
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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.