Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-066-c.pdf)
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�19. Capt. Darr visited us today.
Asked explanation of my roster. Sent 300 men to AOP. President has called for 1/2 million more of men and the cause looks up.Mr. Gilliman explains finance
to Mr. Fessendon the new secty' & I am trying to understand him. Finance is to be the leading Subject for the next 20 years, in this country- as it is in any country & in fact at any time; for $ is the great [motor?] after all.What then?
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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