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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-003-c.pdf)

1863 Sept. 28. At office nearly

all day. Commenced chimney for tent-

145th & 123rd men to build it - Piano tuned

& rat found inside- Went boating this PM to Port. Morris- Sent Haines to his battalion Finished "Gladstone on Church & State." Read some "Miriam".

Oct.1 At New York- Saw

something of the Russian celebration. Dined at Astor with my friend Lieut. Col. Morse 2nd Mass.

40 Bond

Description: Shannon enlisted in Company “H” of the 5th Maine Regiment , Volunteer Infantry. He was made an aide-de-camp for General Slocum in March 1862 and was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville in May 1863. Shannon spent 18 days in Libby Prison in Richmond and recorded his diary entries on blank leaves of a book.
This digital diary is shared by Maine State Archives and Colby College; original housed at Colby.

Link to document in Digital Maine

Language: English

Date: 1863-1865

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