John P. Sheahan on court martial, Virginia, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Writing from Alexandria, Virginia, 1st Lt. John P. Sheahan of the 31st Maine Infantry told his father about being arrested and court martialed for the escape of several prisoners. He wrote that the charge was a formality and he was easily acquitted.
He also wrote that his parents probably had heard he was married, but that he was not. He said he was going to marry his fiance, Lizzie Shriver, on July 18.
- Title: John P. Sheahan on court martial, Virginia, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John P.
- Creation Date: 1865-06-22
- Subject Date: 1865
- Town: Alexandria, Dennysville
- County: Washington
- State: ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.8
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/10
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
Escaped prisoners of war
Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
Prisoners of war
Trials (Military offense)
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