Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary

Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Platter, Cornelius C.
Title: Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary
Dates: 1864-1865
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) 1 diary
Coll. Number: ms967

Biographical/Historical Note

Cornelius C. Platter was Lt. and Adjutant with the 81st Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter from November 1864-April 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.

Index Terms

Columbia (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Sherman's March through the Carolinas.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 81st (1861-1865).

General Notes

This collection has been digitized. Images and the transcript are availble online through the Digital Library of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary, ms967, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1864-1865 View online.
Diary full text View online.