Pvt. John Sheahan on unexpected move, Maryland, 1862

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Writing to his father in Dennysville, Pvt. John Sheahan of Co. K of the 1st Maine Cavalry, noted that the regiment was unexpectedly moving to what the soldiers thought would be their winter quarters.

Sheahan said moving was better than setting up winter quarters because, "if we are going to put down this rebellion now is the time to do it."

He also told his father he had seen "some live rebels" and that "all of them says that the north never can whip the south."

He then wrote, "I only hope and pray that the war may end soon for oh the suffering that it causes you have no idea of."

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  • Title: Pvt. John Sheahan on unexpected move, Maryland, 1862
  • Creator: John Parris Sheahan
  • Creation Date: 1862-11-09
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Locations:
    • Dennysville, Washington County, ME
    • MD
    • Warrenton, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 18.4 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 184, Box 1/2
  • Collection: John Parris Sheahan papers
  • Object Type: Text

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