John P. Sheahan on Petersburg trenches, 1864
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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.