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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-056-c.pdf)

May. 29 Today Male and I

attended service at New Rochelle and dined with the Lockwoods. A very pleasant time indeed. The little girls are very interesting.

Yesterday they visited

us on the island and we carried them home in the Genl's barge.

x x x My trip to Albany was

quite pleasant.

x x The number of heroic dead

increased by two- Lawrence & Clark. I can hardly think of it. The bloody bloody sacrifice

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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