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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-020-c.pdf)

Presidents message forthcoming. "Our Pet Owl" sits on

the rail above Mules desk as I write. What eyes! Mrs. Shailer would like him.

---------"--------- Provost Marshal is

to put the case of my English veteran through. Very interesting

I have been reviewing tonight

my old studies pursued seven years ago.


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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