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Letter, 12 June 1861 (Kirkwood, S.C.), of William M. Shannon, to E.E. Sill (Bull Run, Va.)   

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Letter, 12 June 1861, of William M. Shannon (1822-1880), Kirkwood, South Carolina, to E.E. Sill, Adjutant, 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Camp Beauregard, Bull Run, Virginia, references an incident with “Devine,” noting that “There was a considerable disposition to hang him which would have been an awful mistake, it would have put a stain on our community, under the circumstance, for which we never could have recovered.”

Alternately, Shannon reports, “the Executive Committee have made arrangements to have him enlisted in the regular Confederate Army,” and while “he begged to be allowed to join your Regt…. we would not think of offering such an insult to our gallant 2nd

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