Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-010-c.pdf)
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Sunday morning went up to hear Dr. Chapin. Preached finely we should be children of our father which is in HeavenLife consists; I. not in seeming II. not in acting III. but in being The closing description of the sunshine & the rain was equal to anything I have ever heard, indeed surpassed everything that I have ever heard in the way of Pulpit eloquence. Have been reading
Macaulay of late and our charmer
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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