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Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary, 1864-1865

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Type: Text
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
Date: 1864 Nov.-1865 Apr. 27
Description: Title from title screen.

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.

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 | Georgia | South Carolina
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2001
Rights and Usage: The material on this site 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 a statement of availability pertaining to the appropriate owning institution is included in the text.

Cite as: Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/zlpd/

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864-1865