Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

Warm. Samuel Hutton, of the 9th Mich Cavalry, died last night; also Peter Christiancy and Joseph Sargent, of Co. D, 9th Mich., have died within a few weeks. Last evening 700 of the 85th New York arrived here They were taken at Plymouth, N. C, with 1,400 others, making 2,100 in all. The balance are on the road to this place. Wrote a letter home to-day. Have not heard from the North for over six months. Dying off very fast.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 53-4

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