Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-068-c.pdf)
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� John Morgan the great raider killed. The pirate Alabama sunk. The Georgia captured. and Gold tumbling so as to make one monthly stipend really worth something.Oh I know we are losing
nothing, of course, sic.Genl Jackson relieved from
Duty at this Post by Genl. Hinks.My own status unchanged.
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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