Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Diary of Brigadier-General William F. Bartlett, July 22, 1864

I assume command to-morrow. Hate to relieve Colonel Gould, who has done so well. I must write home to-morrow. They must be prepared to hear bad news any moment. Under fire constantly. As I write, a bullet strikes the tree near the tent. Another goes humming a few feet over. People at home do not appreciate what this army is doing and suffering for them.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 110

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