December 20, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Tuesday Dec 20th 64 

Made out quite a number of noncommissioned warrants today – Nearly all the party which crossed the River last night were promoted to day [today]. Lt [Lieutenant]Pittman appointed A.A.A.G. 2d Brig [Brigade] - a good appointment – Leuts [Lieutenants] Dixon and Mills left for the [illegible] to day [today] – Wrote a long letter to “Hugh R S” also one to Lizzie. It was rumored all day that our Brigade would cross tonight – but towards [unclear: morning] understood that Pontoons and [illegible] would be taken down preparatory to crossing tomorrow – Considerable firing today – Enemy quite active with their artillery – It has been a nice day, but very windy and looks very much like rain this evening.

 

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