Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-072-c.pdf)
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�11th. For the past three days I
have been before the General Court Martial that is trying Brig. Gen. Spinola, as a witness. Shall go up again tomorrow.Yesterday & today I dined
with Genl. Hinks at the Astor. He is on the stump more or less- cause [?] going with him to Patterson last night.The election's yesterday
resulted gloriously for our country.Heard Gough last night
at Cooper Institute. Heard him say much the same in Washington last winter.
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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