Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Writing from the 1st Maine Cavalry Camp near Warrenton, Virginia, in January 1864, Pvt. John P. Sheahan tells his parents about his continuing sorrow at the death of his brother William in November at Rappahannock Station.
Sheahan wrote, "he died a most brave and gallant soldier." He told his parents not to put a stone on his brother's grave because he wanted to get a stone for it when he returned from he war.
He also reported that he was studying infantry tactics and was to take an examination in several weeks.
About This Item
- Title: John P. Sheahan on sorrow at brother's death, Virginia, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1864-01-19
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Dennysville, Warrenton
- County: Washington
- State: ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.8 cm x 19.8 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
- Military education
- 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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