Friday, July 15, 2016

Diary of Colonel William F. Bartlett, March 31, 1864

——1 came back last night. He is going to resign, I am sorry to say. His wife has persuaded him. It is the weakest thing I ever saw in him. I lose faith in man's firmness and woman's fortitude.

1 One of his most valued officers.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 96

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