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