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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-054-c.pdf)

road. Dogs barked [funily ?],

lost whip in effort to Chastise them, stopped carriage to hunt for it, could not find it. Kind hearted woman came out to help me, light extinquished twice, and the second time poor woman fell & broke chimney to the lamp, and then she ran off up the road to the "neighbors" and borrowed a lantern and then we found the whip, & I thanked the woman and asked the name of this Kind woman, & she replied

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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