Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote his third letter in three days to his father in Dennysville, reporting on the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Sheahan described the Confederate retreat and the things they left behind. He said he heard Vicksburg was taken and "if so the Rebelion is ended, I pray that God may grant it."
About This Item
- Title: John Sheahan on aftermath of Gettysburg, 1863
- Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
- Creation Date: 1863-07-06
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Chambersburg
- State: PA
- Media: Pencil on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/5
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
- Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
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