Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-059-c.pdf)
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�June 8. This A.M. attended my
first post mortem examination. Dr. Brown was chief operator. Removed skull & brain - Very bad congestion on right side cerebrum. Took out both Cere- brum & Cerebellum. I [tried?] a few paralell sections of one lobe with the knife.A very fine case Maj. Gen. Dix &
staff visited us today - with family-Miss D. said she
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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