John P. Sheahan on sorrow at brother's death, Virginia, 1864
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.
- 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 (cm): 24.8 x 19.8
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/8
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
Sheahan, William--Death and burial
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
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