December 15, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Thursday, Dec 15th 1864 

A very spirited Cannonading duel This morning – Our batteries seem to have the best of it. Spent the day in writing letters wrote three one to Father — Lizzie and Lt[Lieutenant] H.R. S.R. 15 tons of mail said to be at the coast but cannot come up untill [intil] the obstructions in the “Ogeechee” are removed. But little firing on the Skirmish line. – The boys of Co [Company] ”E” procured a small “ [illegible] guns” and took it out on the “skirmish line” It throws a [unclear: formed] ball and created quite a disturbance among the enemys [illegible] It has been a nice day. cool and pleasant – No Rations & eating very slim.

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