Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2a (September 1863-January 1865) (rcs-diary-vol2a-077-c.pdf)
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�14th Nov. '64 The President has been
reelected by an overwhelming majority & the Republic is saved.What splendid chapters
Greely has to write in his 2nd volume on the victories of Sheridan, the ballot frauds among our soldiery, the Presidential election, & the present [unisoculous?] change of sentiment at the South on the slavery question. Oh Horace a long head has't thou! Quietly are thou rearing a work that is to
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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