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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-029-c.pdf)

Parker, an old grey haired man at my left cried "yes & thank God for it, too!"

The audience hissed when

he basted the Chief Justices so; but W.P. was quite undisturbed.

I had read the address

before hearing it spoken & so was prepared for those striking passages


where ^ says "Chattanooga & [illegible] Parrot shell thrown 5 miles gave sound sleep to the occupant at the White House" & "Ward Beecher by his matchless Eloquence has melted the great heart of the English people & welded it to our side."

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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