Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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."
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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Standardized Subject Headings
- 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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