Friday, July 8, 2016

Diary of Colonel William F. Bartlett: October 30, 1863

The Governor sent for me and asked if I would like to take the Fortieth Massachusetts Regiment, now at Folly Island, Charleston Harbor. He wanted some one to straighten it out. I told him if I was well enough to take the field now, I would.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 91

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