December 27, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Tuesday Dec 27th 1864 

Was up early and went to work at nothing and continued at it all day — Men busy fixing up quarters – Had a nice clear day The new Consolidation of Co’s promises to work well. “Dave Murphy” was up to see us to day [today]. He has a furlough of 30 days in Ohio. Capt [Captain] Lockwood sent in his resignation on Surgeons Certificate of disabilities — Rumor says Jeff Davis is dead, said to be official — 17th AC was reviewed by Genl [General] Sherman to – day [today] - Had
Dress Parade this evening – have orders to have Parade every evening and make a report of the same to Div [Division] Hd Qrs.

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