Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-040-c.pdf)
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Letter from Gen. Slocum today- also L. [?n.y.] yesterday-Beedict has "gone to grief", because
the 145th is consolidated the officers are mustered out.x x x Recruits are coming in rapidly,
the bounties to be given until March, and then will probably be a draft. The stringent character of the new bill will also articulate volunteering.x x x
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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