December 17, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Saturday Dec 17th 1864 

Was up early and reread my letters and papers in hopes of finding something new. Spent the day in reading and writing. Wrote a long letter to Columbus — Mail left the Regiment this evening — Made out a complete Roster of officers & sergents [Sergeants] and sent them to Columbus by “Davy [unclear: Samme] ” Rations are getting very scarce. The army is worse off for Rations than anytime since we have been “in the field” — think we will get a supply tomorrow – for supper we had “hard tack” and “cold boild [boiled] beef” — –

 

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