Saturday, February 11, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: December 30, 1863

No rations issued yesterday to any of the prisoners and a third of all here are on the very point of starvation. Lieut. Bossieux sympathizes with us in word but says it is impossible to help it as they have not the food for us. This is perhaps true as regards edibles but there is no excuse for our receiving such small supplies of wood. They could give us plenty of shelter, plenty of wood and conveniences we do not now get if they felt so disposed.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 22

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