Monday, March 27, 2017

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: February 28, 1864

Had the honor (?) of seeing Jefferson Davis again and part of his congress to-day. They visited Libby and we were allowed to look out of the windows to see them as they passed in and out of the building. Strut around like chickens with frozen feet. David Benjamin walked with the President and is a much better looking man. Prisoners were notified that if they made any insulting remarks they would be fired at. Have no more exalted opinion of them than before.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 36-7

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