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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-009-c.pdf)

Oct. 12. Friday Eve'g heard Miss. Kellogg, Lubser, &

Marrolini in "Riggoletto." Saturday Eve'g heard Medoni in "Norma". Casta Diva was rendered beautifully, and all those passages in the latter opera which are so common delighted and charmed me.

Marrolini lost his voice in

"Norma" and for a time it was feared that the house would have to close. But it was finished at last.

Maj. Stuart accompanied

us. Oysters in box was the last thing of the evening.

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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