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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-035-c.pdf)

27th Funny Sabbath - unnatural &

unpleasant. This evening Chambelain sits in my tent & I talk to him about "my chum", read bits of his finest letters, play to him on the Piano, & hear the young Rebels story. The drummers however must stop in the guard house tonight. The Sergt. is right.

28th. Sergt. Armstrong sends me

present of "spurs" & fine letter.

Received excellent testimonial

from the Adjutant General or

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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