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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Sheahan, John Parris, 1844?-1894
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
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