Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Diary of Colonel William F. Bartlett, May 10, 1864

Long, miserable day. Hear that Sedgwick is killed. I would rather that any other officer in the army was gone than he. His body has come. Abbott's body is here too. Afternoon, five of us hired a wagon to take us to Belle Plain. Macy wanted to go more than I did, so I gave up my chance. Very hot. Awful amount of suffering here. Very little attendance. No supplies. Here's a chance for the Sanitary.

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

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