Thursday, July 28, 2016

Diary of Colonel William F. Bartlett, May 7, 1864

Morning, lay under some trees near the road to Chancellorsville. Afternoon, persuaded to go in ambulance to Rappahannock, thence to Washington, with rest of the wounded. Went to Ely's Ford. Stayed there till two A. M. Only heard of five of my officers being wounded. . . . Colonel Chandler behaved splendidly. General Hancock ordered me to charge over a regiment lying in front of us that would not move. We did it in perfect line. Hancock said “Glorious!” Saw Macy, as I was carried to rear, wounded in leg.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 99-100

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