Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-018-c.pdf)
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A little girl standing under the clock had observed the motionless attitude of the owl for some time & concluded that it was only the stuffed skin of some bird when unexpectedly its funny eyes slowly opened. "Its alive", its alive, cried the excited child & the whole office shouted with laughter.9th Took trip to city today with
Benedict to see Mr. Chittendom of the "Union" & Gen. Spinola about [Gen. Francis B. Spinola] the Scurilous attack made
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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