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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-045-c.pdf)

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.

Link to document in Digital Maine

Language: English

Date: 1863-1865

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