November 29, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Tuesday Nov 29 “64 

Up this morning at half past two and it is now as I write 10 P.M. – a very tiresome day — We passed through pine barren country – nothing but pine timber — Soil sandy very poor and covered with a thick growth of wild grass. very much like our northern blue grass in appearance but stock won’t eat it. Only saw three houses to-day [today] and they were nothing but dilapidated log cabins inhabited by tall sallow complected Georgia damsels. Our marching was very slow. on account of the many swamps we had to cross – they forming the source of the Ohoopee Rivers – At 2 P.M. we got on the right road and went into camp at 9 P.M. Men very tired and hungry .We are in Emanuel Co [County] about 10 mile from the Ogeechee River. In camp near 3d Div [Division] 15 A.C. Our Div [Division] is all together once more. This has been the most lonesome day of the campaign. The country through which we passed was very level and resembles our Western [deleted: Paris] Prairies Distance marched 18 mile

 

From Cornelius Platter Collection housed at the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Library Special Collections
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hargrett/platter/001.php