Friday, January 12, 2018

Diary of 1st Sergeant John L. Ransom: August 25, 1864

In my exuberance of joy must write a few lines. Received a letter from my brother, George W. Ransom, from Hilton Head. Contained only a few words.

My brother supposed me dead, as I had been so reported; still, thinking it might not be so, every week or so he would write two letter and direct to me as a prisoner of war. This letter, very strangely, reached its destination.

SOURCE: John L. Ransom, Andersonville Diary, p. 92

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