Monday, February 20, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: January 7, 1864

Rainy, cold and disagreeable weather. Henry Stimson, a fellow who was captured with me, was carried out dead this morning He was diseased when taken, and fell an easy prey to their cruelties. A good deal of raiding is going on among the men. One Captain Moseby commands a band of cutthroats who do nearly as they please, cheating, robbing and knocking down — operating principally upon new prisoners Who are unacquainted with prison life. Moseby is named after the rebel guerrilla, his real name being something else. He is from New York City, and is a regular bummer.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 24

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