Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: December 11, 1863

Was on guard last night over the clothing outside. Lieut. Rossieux asked Corp. McCarten and myself to eat supper with him last night, which we were very glad to do. Henry, the negro servant, said to the lieutenant after we had got through eating: “I golly, masser, don't nebber ask dem boys to eat with us again, dey eat us out clean gone;” and so we did eat everything on the table and looked for more.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 17

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