Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-027-c.pdf)
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of "Norma" & Rigoletto".Lt. W.H.Male gives me a copy of Rhodes air. Send orderly to purchase a book on European History & he brings back
me ^ Chilos history of England telling the story of Alfred's letting the cakes burn & of Robin Hood.Armstrong's dumb bells are excellent to keep up ones constitutional.
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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