Saturday, January 7, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: December 5, 1863

Cold and raw weather with no wood. Men are too weak to walk nights to keep warm, sink down and chill to death. At least a dozen were carried out this morning feet foremost. Through Robinson's influence Hendryx and myself will go out to morrow to issue clothing, and will come in nights to sleep. We are to receive extra rations for our services. In good spirits tonight with a good fire and very comfortable for this place.

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

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