Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-064-c.pdf)
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� light house wants him to come over tomorrow"I took his message & will
get it over somehow.Noyes sends the cake
to me and I am to divide it up among the staff.I see W.D. clerks have
begun to drill. I wonder if chum is into it?17 Sunday A quiet day- Miss Liland
and friends visit us today & we show them the island.
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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