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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-007-c.pdf)

Said Chapin last evening:- ("While Russia sends

us words of honest sympathy, England hatches her stern views and France watches for opportunities)."

His discourse was

grand:- grand in subject and grand in its treatment. Man's responsibilities, his trusts and the uses he makes of those trusts. Man's action, conduct, character - life is only the manifestation of his will having free play in a wide circle of choice.

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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