Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-021-c.pdf)
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cards & started in barge forHarlem at 10.30 A.m. Arrived
at the church in season to hear some excellent music before the happy couple [word crossed out] entered.Brides maids & groom appeared
to be very happy.Rodgers looked splendid
& the whole affair was conducted according to the most approved forms of the 5th. avenue, I suppose [?]The pews on either side of
the middle aisle up which the couple passed were crowded
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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