November 30, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Wednesday Nov 30th 64 

Left camp at 6 o clock – a very foggy morning – but the mist soon cleared away and we had a most beautiful day .The first 10 mile of our way lay through the pine barrens”. And during that whole distance only one log hut greeted our vision and that was inhabited by a “love lone widder” with six tow headed children” Passed

through Summerville a country town which presented rather a pleasing appearance. Went into camp about sundown six mile from Herndon and 4 from the Ogeechee river on the South Side. 1st Div [Division] has the advance to-day [today] and as the country was very poor we found forage very scarce – A negro was shot today by a teamster and killed instantly. Distance marched 15 mile.


From Cornelius Platter Collection housed at the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Library Special Collections