Friday, August 5, 2016

Diary of Colonel William F. Bartlett, May 9, 1864

Moved into Fredericksburg this morning at sunrise, in a brick house here. Lived in ambulance three days and nights. Long enough. I have been to see Macy. It seems queer for him to be here — the place he has fought in and fought for so much. I am pretty weak. My head not bad. Stump painful. A week or two will set me right again. . . . . Very long, long day. Sleep on the floor without any cover. Not cold.

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

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