Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-026-c.pdf)
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Gen. Stanard [?] called on us today. [Gen. George J. Stannard] All our names appeared in the Tribune this morning.20th. Mr. Stuggins of the Christian
Commission visits us today to scatter his good tracks & pleasant words among the men.Mr. Brown is very grateful
because I let his boy go home until transportation has been furnished.P.M. initiates me into
the particulars of another swindling
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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