Friday, July 29, 2016

Diary of Colonel William F. Bartlett, May 8, 1864

Ambulances moved to Chancellorsville, halting here at half past nine A. M. Moved to Pine Grove Church. Park wagons here. I don't know what they propose to do with us. My idea is, Grant is getting mixed. Went to ambulance Macy was in. Little Abbott is dead. I knew it would be so. Oh, if I could only have seen him! Moved at six for Fredericksburg. Halted about eleven for night. The loss in my regiment is great. Nearly two hundred killed and wounded. I am satisfied with their conduct.

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

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