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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-044-c.pdf)

[illegible] was splendidly sung and acted. But the best voice was Valentine's. Miss. Kellogg pleased me more than ever. The scene at the window was received with applause. The choruses were even applauded. And the return of the soldiers especially. A remarkable appropriateness was the reason. On that day the [?] fire Zouaves had been welcomed home to the city.

My kids, "cest opera"

and myself occupied No. 337 in the parquette at the Academy.

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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