Author: Platter, Cornelius C.
Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865
About the Digitized Version
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.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination.
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 81st (1861-1865)
- Sherman's March to the Sea.
- Sherman's March through the Carolinas.
- Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
- South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
- Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
- Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.
- South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.
- Columbia (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.
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:
- Linda Aaron
- Mary Ellen Brooks
- Katie Brower-Gentilello
- Katha Massey
- Sheila McAlister
- Richard Mellown
- Stephen Miller
- Nelson Morgan
- Gail Sougstad Morton
- Dave Wiltsey
- Marie Woods
- Nan McMurry
SGML file size: 190k
Publisher: The Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA 30602
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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