Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-014-c.pdf)
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telegraph one day last month to appear before the ordinance officers for examination.Went to Fort Morris in
the Geul's[?] barge, rowed by eight stout africans.Was not examined. But
shall be probably in January '64.Saw Chum and stopped with
him Sunday night.The monks, the nuns in
their black veils & flowing robes their prayer books & crosses & pleading eyes! The gallant
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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