Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-013-c.pdf)
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Also heard Edwin Booth one night in "Ruy Blas". [ Drama of Ruy Blas][drawn page break] Tomorrow a steamer
sails with 800 conscripts for the "Department of the South" and I expect to go along with them.[drawn page break]
"Old Rosey"has been removed. [General Rosecrans] The invincible Rosey![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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