Keywords: 25 Regiment Co, K
Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-10-26 Location: Sebago; Washington; Gaines Woods Media: Ink on paper
John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.
Noah Gould served in Co. E 24th Maine Inf. & Co. L 2nd Maine. Cavalry. He was married to Alma Weymouth, who died in 1881. He later married Mary A.
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