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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-034-c.pdf)

25 Christmas. Great time here yesterday. The

domestics were little out of order & Mike has evidently very narrow


views about ^ marital relation. Mary's Irish trait was laughable. One moment she was begging me to put her husband on the horse & punish him - yes draw & quarter him. the next she was pleading with me not to put him in the guard house. When I interfere with man & wife

again - then ______.

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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