Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John Parris Sheahan of the 1st Maine Cavalry, on the battlefield near Gettysburg, wrote a short note to his father in Dennysville.
"We have whiped the rebels and they are on the retreat," Sheahan reported on July 4, 1863. He said he was well, then signed the letter and sent it.
About This Item
- Title: Letter from John Sheahan to his father, 1863
- Creator: John Parris Sheahan
- Creation Date: 1863-07-04
- Subject Date: 1863-07-04
- Gettysburg, PA
- Dennysville, Washington County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- 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--Personal narratives
- Sheahan, John Parris--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
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