Keywords: 6th Maine Regiment
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.
Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.
Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.
The Second Maine Regiment, consisting of men from Bangor and the nearby region left Bangor on May 14th, just one month after Lincoln's call for…
7th Maine Regiment encampment, Baltimore, 1861 The conical tents shown in this print of the 7th Maine Regiment are the Sibley tents that Fred hoped…