Pvt. John Sheahan of Co. K, 1st Maine Cavalry, wrote to his father in Dennysville about Frederick, Maryland, which he described as "far the best looking city I have seen in Maryland." Sheahan and the 1st Maine Cavalry had been in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding countryside for about a month.
He also commented on the shallow graves of Rebel soldiers and the "high glee" of residents that the Union army had driven the Confederate soldiers out of the area.
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