Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864-1865
Historical Timeline: November 10, 1864-April 27, 1865
Images from Barnard's Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign, ca. 1866
10 November 1864 (Thursday) [View Platter's entry for the day]
President Lincoln addresses a crowd at the White House on his recent re-election. Confederate Lt. General Jubal Early moves his weakened army towards Philip Henry Sheridan's forces. Forrest moves his troops toward John Bell Hood's encampment. Sherman leaves Kingston for Atlanta destroying all property as he goes. He orders that the railroads in the environs of Atlanta be destroyed.