John Sheahan, 1st Cavalry, on desire for commission in Negro troops, 1864

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Pvt. John P. Sheahan wrote from Virginia to his father in Dennysville about his desire to study in order to take an exam for a commission with the Negro troops.

He wrote of the advantages and disadvantages of seeking such a commission. He was a private in the 1st Maine Cavalry.

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  • Title: John Sheahan, 1st Cavalry, on desire for commission in Negro troops, 1864
  • Creator: Sheahan, John P.
  • Creation Date: 1864-01-27
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Warrenton
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/8
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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