Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-008-c.pdf)
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and now the masons are to work on the fire place.Some time in years to
come perhaps I shall pass Riker's Island in one of the Sound boats and see the magnificent Proportions of this chimney now used perhaps as an important & useful appendage to some shanty or hut.It will be my work left behind.
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.
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