Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-037-c.pdf)
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Some more presents and some more French today.Lieut. Chamberlain give
me a beautiful place holder & paper cutter, a sly poke at my wonderfully studious manners, I suppose. Also a beautiful knife. Mean to have it marked & L's, too.Took an affidavit in French
today. What will Genl. Dix say?Clothing Invoices from 4th N.Y.C.
arrived today, 16¢ due. OK.
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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