Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-011-c.pdf)
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with his sturdy vigorous sensible talk.letters today from Col. TJ[?] who
expects to reenter the service[drawn page break]
Col. Kress writes me about the Examination for entrance into the Ordinance corps, that only West Pointers will receive any consideration at the hands of the board.[drawn page break]
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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