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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-004-c.pdf)

Oct. 2nd Col Bryan's uncle visited us

today. He is a great lover of chess. Murphy went to Europe with him and under his patronage won those Laurils. Gave Vass & I the odds of Castle & beat us easily. However I won once. Gen Graham came down to see us this pm.

4 In New York city this

Evening to hear Chapin especially. A little incident occurred.

So many attend his

church that of the strangers who

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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