Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-019-c.pdf)
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establishment a great [underlined] affair. Mr. B's laughable description of the great [underlined] "Ball" rage years ago when from 11 to 12 daily crowds would assemble in wall st before the Custom House to see the Ball drop.Took affidavit of green
country boy from Gardiner, Me. on schooner May Shields now lying at Pier 47 North River.Nice looking gentlemen
acosted him, breated him & ran him through Pocketing the 300. themselves.
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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