Lt. John P. Sheahan on writing to him in prison, South Carolina, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John P. Sheahan, 1st lieutenant of Co. E, Maine 31st Infantry, wrote to his father in Dennysville with instructions for writing to Sheahan, then a prisoner of war at Richland Prison (Camp Sorgum) in Columbia, South Carolina.
He told his father to write on a large sheet of paper, but only write on one sheet of it, so Sheahan could use the remainder to write back.
Sheahan assured his father he was well. He asked for news about his brothers, Henry and Ned, also in the 31st Maine. Another brother, William, was killed earlier in the war.
- Title: Lt. John P. Sheahan on writing to him in prison, South Carolina, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1864-08-19
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Columbia
- State: SC
- Media: Pencil on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 15.6
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/10
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
Prisoners of war
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
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