Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John Sheahan, a private in the 1st Maine Cavalry, wrote to his father in Dennysville about "a very heavy battle here yesterday."
He wrote that the company charged with 22 men and only 7 came out of the battle. The company lost most of its non-commissioned officers.
Sheahan (1842-1894) enlisted in August 1862 at age 21.
About This Item
- Title: John Sheahan on Battle of Middleburg, 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1863-06-20
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Dennysville, Middleburg
- County: Washington
- State: ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/4
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
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