POW Sheahan plea for money, South Carolina, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Lt. John P. Sheahan of the 31st Maine Infantry wrote to his father in Dennysville asking him to send $40 in gold "immediately." It was the second time Sheahan had made the request, but his father apparently had not received the letters.
Sheahan, who had been held prisoner since the end of July 1864, had already made a plan to escape. He instructed his father in how to acquire and send the gold and other items, including pants, shirts, stockings, and a blanket. He suggested his father send two boxes as "one or the other will be likely to reach me."
- Title: POW Sheahan plea for money, South Carolina, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John P.
- Creation Date: 1864-11-02
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Columbia, Dennysville
- County: Washington
- State: ME, 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
Prisoners of war
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
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