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Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865
About the Digitized Version

Author: Platter, Cornelius C.
Extent: 182 p.
Repository: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

About the diary: The collection consists of a Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter from November, 1864 - April 27, 1865. Platter's diary 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.

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Creation of Platter Diary Site:The following GALILEO, Digital Library of Georgia, and University of Georgia Libraries Staff contributed to the production of the Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 site:

SGML file size: 190k

Publisher: The Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA 30602

Date: 2001

Publication status: This work is the property of The University of Georgia Libraries. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Editorial notes for SGML version: Quotation marks retained as data except inside q tags; Errors in transcription of the printed text controlled with Microsoft Word spell-checker; text has also been thoroughly proofread.; Corrections and normalization represented by editorial tags.; All unambiguous end-of-line hyphens removed.

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