Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: November 25, 1863

Hendryx is in a very good tent with some nine or ten others and is now trying to get me into the already crowded shelter. They say I can have the first vacancy and as it is impossible for a dozen to remain together long without losing some by sickness, my chances will be good in a few days at fartherest. Food again at four o'clock. In place of soup received about four ounces of salt horse, as we call it.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 13

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