John Sheahan, 1st Cavalry, on desire for commission in Negro troops, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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.
- 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
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
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