December 7, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Wednesday Dec 7″ 1864 

Up early and on the move at 7 AM proceeded down the south bank of the Ogeechee. Our Brigade having the rear – Marched 10 mile and went into Camp a mile from the river just opposite Eden. It rained most awful hard today - rain came down in perfect torrents. 1st Brigade crossed the River this evening & found the 

enemy entrenched – 2d Iowa charged them losing 2 men killed and 4 wounded. drove the enemy from their works and took 28 prisoners – Our whole Corps is here now – Only 22 mile from Savannah – and a strong probability of a fight tomorrow — No news of any importance – Boys are anxious to push on & take Savannah and have communication open once more.

 

 

From the Cornelius Platter Collection housed at the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Hargrett Library
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hargrett/platter/006.php