Monday, February 27, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: January 18, 1864

Too much exertion to even write in my diary. Talk of getting away by escaping, but find no feasible plan. Rebs very watchful. Some mail to-day but nothing for me. Saw some papers, and a new prisoner brought with him a New York paper, but not a word in it about “exchange.” Am still outside most every day. Geo. Hendryx at work in the cook house cooking rations for the prisoners. Comes down where I am every day and hands me something to take inside for the boys. He tells the Lieut, he has a brother inside that he is feeding. Although it is against orders, Lieut. Bossieux pays no attention to it.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 26

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