Transcribe Page

Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-046-c.pdf)

Harts Island N.Y. [?] March 25. 1864 [?] Commands a

squadron of cavalry in Tennesee having been commisioned Captain by Gov. Ichusen. [ Isham G. Harris Gov. Tennessee 1862 ?]

I am still A.A.G. of this [?] When I go to the field no

one knows

U.S. Grant Lieut. Gen.


Henrickson is our Ensign on

board Frigate Savannah

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

Image 46 of 80