Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
Left camp at half past five and took the Irwinton road which place we passed through about 10.a.m. It is the county seat of Wilkinson Co. – a small village – all the principal buildings have been burned. – Went into camp at Sundown 7 mile east of Irwinton at “Poplar Spring Church” – Nothing of interest happened today - distance marched 18 mile – Country broken and soil sandy – Procured a Macon paper today containing Gov [Governor] Browns message which was read by Capt [Captain] [unclear: Vanpelt] to a small knot of us around our camp fire at night.
From Cornelius Platter Collection housed at the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Library Special Collections