|Creator:||Platter, Cornelius C.|
|Title:||Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (1 diary)|
Cornelius C. Platter, Lt. and Adjutant with the 81st Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
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.
This collection has been digitized. Images and the transcript are availble online through the Digital Library of Georgia.
Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary, ms 967. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.