Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-045-c.pdf)
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�Purchased some French books which
Capt. Giles says are good. Also one of Jeremy Taylor's compilations, that is readable.My Gen. orders for '63 are complete
and Raby has taken them to be bound.Capt. Prescott gives me his
orders of '61 and I hope to succeed in obtaining the majority of '62.Have heard nothing from
Jimmie yet. What does it mean?
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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