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John Sheahan, 1st Cavalry, on desire for commission in Negro troops, 1864

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MMN Item 64474 Item Details
John Sheahan, 1st Cavalry, on desire for commission in Negro troops, 1864
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Pvt. John P. Sheahan wrote from Virginia to his father in Dennysville about his desire to study in order to take an exam for a commission with the Negro troops. He wrote of the advantages and disadvantages of seeking such a commission. He was a private in the 1st Maine Cavalry.

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