December 11, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Sunday Dec 11th 1864. 

Were up early the heavy cannonading awakened us – Several shots came within a short distance of us. Remained as Guards to Div [Division] train until now when we were ordered to take up a position on the left of the 3d Brigade. Have a good camping ground – though the one assigned to us was a perfect swamp. Went to Genl [General] Corse and obtained permission to move to our present position — Rained this morning but about 9 oclock “cleared off” and we had a bright clear day. It is quite cool and windy this morning. It is said no further advance will be made untill [until] we open a base of supplies — No orders to join our Brigade – 4th Div [Division] is on the extreme right of the line 1st Div [Division] the left – 2d

Div [Division] the center and 3d in reserve – We will be apt to remain in our present position several days. All are anxious to join the Brigade as it don’t seem “home like” to be separated. No news from separate Col [Colonel] Adam he is trying to cross the “Little Ogeechee River near [unclear: Millers

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