Monday, July 17, 2017

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

Reported that the 51st Virginia Regt. is here for the purpose of conducting us north for exchange. Believe nothing of the kind. Prisoners come daily. E. P. Sanders, Rowe and myself carried our old friend Dr. Lewis to the hospital. He was immediately admitted and we came away feeling very sad, knowing he would live but a short time. The sick are not admitted until they are near death, and then there is no hope for them. Rainy day.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 62

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