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