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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-017-c.pdf)

Sent detachment of troops away today. Harlem studying mathematics.

Letter from father.

Dumb bells go pretty well. Yesterday morning ["Vau" ?]

returning from an expedition along the shore brought in a young owl which he caught. It has now become quite tame. We consider him a member of the staff. Nearly all day he sat perched on the clock. Several thought him a fine specimen and wondered who could stuff & prepare them so well.

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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