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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-022-c.pdf)


with very good ^ representatives of the fair sex. I got a fine seat in the corner of the church,

behind one of the columns

I looked with safety at them all. Although I was without the white kids & immaculate linen in which all the gentlemen flourished still I don't believe one of them wished for the bride a happy future more sincerely than I. Because I knew Rodgers.

In a few days I shall try

to write him a note of good wishes for himself & bride.

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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