Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John Sheahan of Co. K of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote to his parents in Dennysville about a month after his enlistment.
Sheahan wrote from Washington, D.C., that his company had moved from barracks to tents about a half mile out of the city -- and that the tents were an improvement because they were not infested with lice.
He wrote, "We are having good times here now we only drill about 3 hours a day and the rest we loaf."
The end of the letter appears to be missing.
About This Item
- Title: Pvt. John Sheahan letter to parents, Washington, D.C., 1862
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1862-09-29
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Dennysville, Washington
- County: Washington
- State: DC, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/1
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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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)
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