Letter to John Sheahan about son, 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Sheahan of Dennysville received a letter in March 1865 about his son, Lt. John P. Sheahan of the 31st Maine Infantry, saying that he had escaped from a Confederate Prison at Charlotte, N.C. and should be through Confederate lines and home in several weeks.

Daniel White wrote from Bangor, "I have know doubt but he will come out all right." White was a Colonel in Co. A of the 31st Maine Infantry.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter to John Sheahan about son, 1865
  • Creator: White, Daniel
  • Creation Date: 1865-03-22
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Dennysville
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24.7 cm x 19.2 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/15
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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