Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John P. Sheahan wrote from Virginia to his father in Dennysville about his desire to study in order to take an exam for a commission with Black troops.
He wrote of the advantages and disadvantages of seeking such a commission. He was a private in the 1st Maine Cavalry.
About This Item
- Title: John Sheahan, 1st Cavalry, on desire for commission in Black troops, 1864
- Creator: Sheahan, John P.
- Creation Date: 1864-01-27
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Warrenton
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/8
- Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Military education
- Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
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