Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-043-c.pdf)
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this morning."Orderly, orderly, go up stairs &
see what's the matter down here" Good thing for Le Gard [?] Benedict.Webster [db?] [ou?] the monument
is [?] & the conundrum either.13" Capt. Gilis, a native of
Belgium near Mons visits me this evening & we talk French together.Read to him also.
Study considerable during the day.
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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