December 30, 1864

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Friday Dec 30th 1864

A bright clear night . The 20th AC was reviewed today — About the time the “review” commenced they fired a salute and we imagined Gen [General] Grant had Arrived but it was just some of the 20th Corps style. They presented quite an indifferent appearance – Many who went to see them were very much, as they expected to see something “extra”. Men are entirely out of something to eat — Sent a wagon after Oysters for New Years. A Blockade runner ran up to day [today] - not knowing Savannah was in out possession 15 AC to be reviewed next week — –

 

 

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