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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-005-c.pdf)

flock there only ladies are first seated. While I with many gentlemen was patiently waiting in the corridor some one pulled at my right arm. Looking I met a kind noble face, white streaming hair, a brown straw hat, and a pleasant voice which said -"would you like a seat sir?"- "I should like one very much sir" was my reply. And following after my new friend who shuffled rapidly up the aisle I was quickly seated in one of the best situated pews of the church.

After being fairly seated I turned

to the gentleman & said "may I ask

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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