Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary

Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Platter, Cornelius C.
Title: Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary
Dates: 1864-1865
Quantity: 1.0 v. (1 microfilm reel)
Coll. Number: ms967

Biographical/Historical Note

Cornelius C. Platter, 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 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 diary has been digitized. Images and the transcript are availble online through the Digital Library of Georgia.


Index Terms

Columbia (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.
Diaries.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination
Sherman's March through the Carolinas.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
Soldiers--Ohio--Diaries.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 81st (1861-1865).

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cornelius C. Platter Civil War diary, ms 967. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Diary, 1864-1865 View online.
 
Reel
ms967-1Diary (microfilm copy)