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John P. Sheahan POW journal, 1864

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.


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  • Title: John P. Sheahan POW journal, 1864
  • Creator: Sheahan, John P.
  • Creation Date: 1864-07-30 - 1864-11-11
  • Subject Date: 1864-07-30 - 1864-11-11
  • Town: Columbia, Danville
  • State: SC, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 15
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/11
  • Object Type: Text

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