Pvt. John Sheahan on Frederick, MD, rebels, 1862


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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