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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-061-c.pdf)

Paradis of 5th wounded. Cox is hit, too, 40th Mass.

And my tent mate Wead is killed. Morris is gone also. Levant, too. & Harris is wounded of 5th.

Thus they fight. Did

the world ever witness the like?

Harry Stinson, Howards

A.D.C. mortally wounded. Alas poor Harry! I helped him carry his brother up the hill at Bull Run & how brave he was through it all.

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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