POW Sheahan request for money, South Carolina, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Lt. John P. Sheahan of the 31st Maine Infantry, being held prisoner at Richland Prison (Camp Sorgum) in Columbia, South Carolina, wrote to his father in Dennysville, asking him to send money through a Maine sailor who could deliver it to young Sheahan in prison.

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About This Item

  • Title: POW Sheahan request for money, South Carolina, 1864
  • Creator: Sheahan, John P.
  • Creation Date: 1864
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Columbia, Dennysville
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME, SC
  • Media: Pencil and ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 19.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/10
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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