January 3, 1865

Cornelius Platter Diary Entry
(Union Soldier)

Tuesday Jan 3d 65

Up Early – spent the forenoon in making out Non – Commissioned [unclear: warrants ] - Was hit by a spent ball this morning on foot which was very painful for a while. Had a very nice battalion drill this P.M. Men & officers are very rusty and need drilling — Recd [Received] a letter from Tim this morning. Capt [Captain] Lockwoods resignation came this evening — Good bye Charley We will miss you very much – Howell &Pittman gave us a call this evening. Part of the 17th A.C. left to day [today] - There are strong indications of a move soon. Major H. had school 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