Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-069-c.pdf)
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�October 4 Father is now paying me
a visit & I trust enjoying himself- In the late fight on the north side of the James Stannard lost his right arm and Male escaped unharmed.Last Sunday Miller
gave Gen. J. a dinner at [?]. Couldn't wake Young Wilson afterward.Gold 189 1/2
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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