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John P. Sheahan on Petersburg trenches, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

John P. Sheahan, 1st lieutenant of Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry, wrote to his father in Dennysville about the importance of mail and the appeal of "home sweet home."

He also drew a sketch of the Petersburg trenches.

Sheahan's two younger brothers, Ned and Henry, were members of Co. E, which John Sheahan commanded.

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  • Title: John P. Sheahan on Petersburg trenches, 1864
  • Creator: Sheahan, John P.
  • Creation Date: 1864-07-23
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Dennysville, Petersburg
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/9
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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