Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: January 2, 1864

Rebel Congress about to meet, and the people of Richmond demand through the papers that the prisoners confined here be removed immediately, as there is hardly enough for themselves to eat, aside from feeding us “Northern Hirelings.” Hear of bread riots and lots of trouble across the river. A big fire last night in the vicinity of Libby Prison.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 23

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