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Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-073-c.pdf)

Friends intimate that I will

soon receive a commission in the 25th Cavalry.

Father still enjoys himself

here.


28th Very stormy day. John

romer does not dare to come further than City Island & I open com- unication with Genl's bangs.

Setters from "Male & Ellis.

Male is exchange officer for the 18th Corps & Keeps us supplied with regular files of Richmond

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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