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Letter from John Sheahan to his father, July 4, 1863

Letter from John Sheahan to his father, July 4, 1863

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John Parris Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry, on the battlefield near Gettysburg, wrote a short note to his father in Dennysville.

"We have whiped the rebels and they are on the retreat," Sheahan reported on July 4, 1863. He said he was well, then signed the letter and sent it.

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