Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-041-c.pdf)
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with Chamberlain Heard Chapin last evening and admired the vigor of his discourse."Du Last[ Dcaiuanter" ?] Capt. Crosby's report
merits a place in the annals of R.J. G. is as good as ["Doctrik"?]Thackery is dead ; but
Dickens remains."Antonie" explained to
me the merits of the Schleswig et Holstein question while shaving.
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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