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Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee
Location: Westport; Chepachet; Kennebunk
Media: ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Bangor; Bangor; Bangor
Media: Ink on paper
John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.
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… Chicago, but came back to Orono due to his wife’s homesickness. Shep’s family now permanently lived in Orono, Maine.