Cornelius C. PLatter Diary, 81st Ohio Infantry – entry for 17 December 1864

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Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864-1865
Historical Timeline: November 10, 1864-April 27, 1865

17 December 1864 (Saturday)
Wilson pursues the Army of Tennessee, still without most of its cavalry. They skirmish at Hollow Tree Gap, the West Harpeth River, and Franklin. General William J. Hardee discovers that Lee’s troops will be unable to reinforce them. Sherman demands the surrender of Savannah

Entry recorded:

Saturday Dec 17th 1864 [View Civil War timeline for this date]

Was up early and reread my letters and papers in hopes of finding something new. Spent the day in reading and writing. Wrote a long letter to Columbus — Mail left the Regiment this evening — Made out a complete Roster of officers & sergents [Sergeants] and sent them to Columbus by “Davy [unclear: Samme] ” Rations are getting very scarce. The army is worse off for Rations than anytime since we have been “in the field” — think we will get a supply tomorrow – for supper we had “hard tack” and “cold boild [boiled] beef” — —

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