Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John P. Sheehan of Dennysville, 1st Lt. of Co. E, 31st Maine Infantry, kept a journal while a prisoner of war in Danville, Virginia, and Columbia, South Carolina.
He was held from July 30, 1864, until November 1864, when he escaped.
Sheehan was a private in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until he received his commission as an officer in March 1864.
About This Item
- Title: John P. Sheahan POW journal, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John P.
- Creation Date: 1864
- Town: Columbia, Danville
- State: SC, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 15 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/11
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- American diaries
- Camp Sorghum (Columbia, S.C.)
- Prisoners of war
- Sheahan, John Parris--Diaries
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 31st (1864-1865)
- War diaries
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.