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Maine State Archives

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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.

Broad Creation Date

30 August 1862 - 8 November 1862

Language

English

Other Location

Virginia

Keywords

Civil War; Correspondence; Handwritten; Military; 5th Maine Regiment; Company H

Disciplines

History | Military History | United States History

Richard Cutts Shannon, Civil War diary, Volume 2 (August-November 1862)

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