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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-067-c.pdf)

Sept. 27 Wonderful changes. How the

cause begins to look up.

Atlanta surrendered &

Sherman's campaign destined to be the special study at military schools for years to come.

Sheridan sending Early

whirling thru' Winchester, or as the papers have it "The Early bird has got his Phil"-

Grant straddling the

Weldon railroad & receiving reinforcements by thousands.

Farragut knocking at

the front door of Mobile.

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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