Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-028-c.pdf)
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having been entirely successful bringing both money & papers.
( Last night listened to an
address from Wendall Philips at the Cooper Institute. It was very interesting to me, being the first time that I ever heard him. His opening & closing sentences were the best. He is decidedly the best orator I have ever heard.When quoting "John
Brown's remark to Theodore
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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