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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-042-c.pdf)


Returned from NY this morning with Chamberlain Heard Chaplain last evening and admired the vigor of his discourse. "Du Last Dcaiuanter" [?]

Capt. Crosby's repeat merits a place in the annuals of R.J. G is as good as "Doctrik". [?]

Hackery is dead ; but Dickens remains.

"Gutimio" explained to me the merits of the Schleswig [letters ET off to the side on page] 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.

Link to document in Digital Maine

Language: English

Date: 1863-1865

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