Saturday, January 14, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: December 8, 1863

The men all turned out of the enclosure and are being squadded over. A very stormy and cold day; called out before breakfast and nearly dark before again sent inside Very muddy and the men have suffered terribly, stand up all day in the cold drizzling rain, with no chance for exercise and many barefooted. I counted nine or ten who went out in the morning not able to get back at night; three of the number being dead.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 16

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