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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-025-c.pdf)

Splendid picture from L. Chaplain of the 2nd. N.Y.C. ---------"--------- 17th. Very stormy day indeed.

"Nelson bearing down with the whole fleet could not see with his blind eye the Admiral's order to retire but pressed forward & won the victory"

"Dr ____ first thought the

musical instrument had three instead of four strings; but a subsequent and fuller examination of the subject showed that he was mistaken."

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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