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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-015-c.pdf)

"Michiganders" contending with the [?] of the forest!

But still Mrs. S. has

an excellent Piano & I played ad libitum. [ At ones pleasure.]

[two small x marks on the page]

Last night with

a lively male (male) I attended church at Harlem

Mrs. Keyes rowed us over

& Mary Ann delighted us with rapidly & richly drawn sketches from the Portfolio of her checkered life

"I'se the only woman

that could go among "Billy

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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