Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-074-c.pdf)
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papers. Ellis is on Doubledays Court trying the villiains who have forged orders for the soldiers. What a fine set we have to fight against here at [?] They havint a tithe of the honor which characterises the Southern foe.Chum is in Sect'y Fessendon's
office.Dined with Mrs. Hinks today
& had a very pleasant conversation. "Dr. Antonio" and "The Initials" are two books which she recommends.
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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