POW John Sheahan to Lizzie Shriver, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Writing from Richland Prison (Camp Sorgum) in Columbia, South Carolina, 1st Lt. John P. Sheahan of the 31st Maine Infantry asked his fiance, Lizzie Shriver of Westminster, Maryland, to send him some Confederate money.
He told her she could get it at a store in Westminster where Confederates had been earlier in the war -- but to make sure it was dated 1864.
He was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Crater near Petersburg, Virginia, at the end of July 1864.
- Title: POW John Sheahan to Lizzie Shriver, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John P.
- Creation Date: 1864-09-30
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Columbia, Westminster
- State: MD, SC
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 19.4 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
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Money--Confederate States of America
Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
Prisoners of war
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.