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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-012-c.pdf)

Oct. 22 Returned today from a

week's stop in New York City.

While there heard the

Opera "Eruaui"[?] & Mrs. Kimberly's Midsummer Night's dream with accompanying music of Meudellon[?]. Now I understand the wedding march better, and that illustration which I have seen so often where a beautiful young lady makes love to an ugly wolf and decks him out with garlands of flowers.

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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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