Pvt. John Sheahan on war losses, 1863

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Pvt. John Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote to his father, John, in Dennysville about the "glorious" work of the army over the summer. "Many a brave boy has fallen but this must be," he wrote. "some must be victims. but I have been preserved in a wonderful manner."

He also wrote that he pitied someone who had been drafted because conscripts were "treated like dogs more than like men."

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About This Item

  • Title: Pvt. John Sheahan on war losses, 1863
  • Creator: Sheahan, John Parris
  • Creation Date: 1863-09-07
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Sulphur Springs
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.4 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/6
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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