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John Sheahan on Battle of Brandy Station, 1863

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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..."

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  • 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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