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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-023-c.pdf)

Last evening went to see pictures at "The Artist Aids fund society."

Liked Rosa Bonheur's picture. Centre figure of horse, especially his head, very natural. How his eye glares as he struggles with the bit. Light & shade beautifully & strikingly shown in the execution of one of the pair of horses on the right. How natural the attitudes of the two men to the left fixing the

of art

bridle! Glorious triumph ^ evident even to me.

"Open your eyes & shut your mouth." is very good. ---------"---------

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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