Lt. John Sheahan on army nearing Richmond, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Lt. John Sheahan, formerly of the 1st Maine Cavalry, was waiting in White House, Virginia, to join his new regiment, the 31st Maine Infantry. He had recently been commissioned as a 1st lieutenant.

He wrote to his father in Dennysville about Grant's army, the wounded coming in from battlefields, and the declining strength of the Confederate army.

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About This Item

  • Title: Lt. John Sheahan on army nearing Richmond, 1864
  • Creator: Sheahan, John P.
  • Creation Date: 1864-06-07
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Dennysville, White House
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 19.8 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/9
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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