Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-016-c.pdf)
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Wilson's men."Mr. Blakely furnished
us with team & double wagon [tulf ?].The sermon was home,
thrusting in its style & set me to thinking about days and hours foolishly occupied or wholly thrown away.Mr. Keyes brought us back
and then rowed home again. He would take no pay either because "we belong to the staff."Slept cold enough, although
Males arms were about me all night.
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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