John Sheahan on Battle of Brandy Station, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote to his father in Dennysville, June 10, 1863 from a camp near Warrenton Junction, Virginia, describing the Battle of Brandy Station.
Sheahan called it "the great cavalry fight" and told his father it "was the most horrid thing that I ever saw dead horses and men lay strewn all over the field and the air was filled with iorn hail..."
- Title: John Sheahan on Battle of Brandy Station, 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1863-06-10
- Subject Date: 1863-06-10
- Town: Dennysville, Warrenton
- County: Washington
- State: ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.5
- Local Code: Coll. 184 Box 1/4
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
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