Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John P. Sheahan of Dennysville, a private in the 1st Maine Cavalry, Co. K, wrote to his father about the new winter camp the regiment had set up.
John Sheahan Sr. had just been in the Washington, D.C., area and visited his son. The elder Sheahan made the trip from Maine to take home the body of a younger son, William, who was killed at Rappahannock Station on November 7, 1863.
William Sheahan was a corporal in Co. F of the 6th Maine Infantry.
About This Item
- Title: John P. Sheahan to father on recent visit, Warrenton, Va., 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1864-01-11
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Warrenton
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 19.8 cm x 12.8 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/8
- 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
- Sheahan, William--Death and burial
- 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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