Lt. John Sheahan on intent to escape, South Carolina, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John P. Sheahan, 1st lieutenant of Co. E, 31st Maine Infantry, on Oct. 25, 1864, wrote an affidavit stating his intention to escape from Camp Sorgum. He had been held prisoner in Virginia and South Carolina since the end of July.
The statement, witnessed by two fellow prisoners, gave control of any letters and packages sent to Sheahan after his escape to Capt. Chauncey O. Noyes, commander of Co. D of the 31st Maine.
On the reverse is a statement from Noyes returning the affidavit to Sheahan in June 1865.
- Title: Lt. John Sheahan on intent to escape, South Carolina, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John P.
- Creation Date: 1864-10-25
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Columbia
- State: 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
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LC Subject Headings
Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
Prisoners of war
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
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