Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864-1865

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Creator:Platter, Cornelius C.
Title:Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary, 1864-1865 | Platter diary | Lt. Platter diary | Lieutenant Platter diary | Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary site

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Digital images and transcriptions of original manuscripts, scanned, transcribed, and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001.

The collection consists of a Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter from November, 1864 to April 27, 1865. Platter's diary from November, 1864 to April 27, 1865 details Sherman's march through Georgia from Rome to Savannah and the march north through the Carolinas. He gives dates, times, and lengths of marches; describes the weather, locale, scenery, and food as well as orders, rumors, positions, troop moral, and administrative duties. The diary includes a description of the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, the news of the Confederate surrender, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The site also contains a Civil War timeline, related links and archival collections, suggested readings, a name index, and notes on the project.

Types:Diaries | Journals (accounts) | Text
Subjects:Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination | United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 81st (1861-1865) | Soldiers--Ohio--Diaries | Sherman's March to the Sea | Sherman's March through the Carolinas | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage | South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage | Columbia (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075 | United States, South Carolina, 33.836081, -81.163724
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library | Digital Library of Georgia
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Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary, 1864-1865

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