Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-057-c.pdf)
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�June 3 Leavitt gone - Again the class of '62 bleeds, and the costly sacrifices are still being offered. When will it end. May it never stop till our nation triumps. Last evening I passed
very pleasantly at the Vanderpools. Very pleasant family & through them I hope to meet Dr. Williams.x x
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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