December 16, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Friday Dec 16th 1864 

Was up early. Enemy threw shell in among us. Col [Colonel] Adams being afraid that some one would get hurt moved us back to where the rest of the Brigade was – 1/2 mile from our position occupied at morning 12th Ills detailed as [illegible] Guards to 13th AC. Rec’d [Received] large mail this morning — got six letters 2 from Lizzie — 2 from home, one from “Hugh R S.” and one from Columbus – an official documents” — also rec’d [received] a huge lot Of Cincinnati Gazetts [Gazettes] - Sat up very late reading the news was after 12 o’clock when I gave myself up to the arms of “Morpheus” -

 

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