Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
Did not recd [receive] Orders to march this morning. Spent the forenoon in making Tri-Monthly Reports. Detailed Co [Company] 7 to go foraging for the Regiment Placed St Murphy in arrest by order of Col [Colonel] Adams for shooting off his Pistol on the Picket line 1st & 3d Brigades left at daylight this morning and went to station no. 13 on the Macon & Augusta RR and have spent the day in destroying RR. Our Brigade rec’d [received] orders to March at 2 P.M. 81st in center of the Division train. Marched 4 mile to Peacocke Cross Road and after waiting nearly an hour for the staff officers to determine if that was the place for us to camp – we went into camp — 1st and 3d Brigade still at the R.R. and our Brigade guarding the supply train We are still in Washington Co [County] Capt. [Captain] Lockwood and his horse Zeb” meets with a narrow escape evening. Country level. Soil Sandy & productive – Had a good camp rails & water plenty.
From Cornelius Platter Collection housed at the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Library Special Collections