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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-070-c.pdf)

7th Quarter Master genl. Meigs

inspected our Post day before yesterday and this evening we hear the news of his son's death & a young man of most brilliant promise, one whom Noyes spoke to me of in connection with "the perspective ". , at the Parish.

He was killed by bush

whackers, in the Shenandoah.

x x Mr Buck says my effort

in connection with 25th Cavalry is to be successful.

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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