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John Sheahan on Battle of Brandy Station, 1863

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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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