Thursday, March 16, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: February 17, 1864

Still on the island. Another squad taken out yesterday. It will not be our turn to go for some days, even if six hundred are taken out every day. Have not been sent for as hostages yet. Hendryx and myself have decided to flank out and go with the next that go, no matter where their destination may be. If we don't get away, with a ghost of a chance, then it will be funny.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 33

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