Went to Halleck's office. Found my papers had been returned to Secretary of War. . . . . Went up to Senate. Saw Sumner, Anthony, etc., Perley Poore. Received a document printed from Pomeroy. Nomination of W. F. B. for Brigadier-general Volunteers, to my great surprise. So I am at last really appointed. Now if I am confirmed it will give me new heart. Saw Wilson, evening. Will put it through this week. Vive la Guerre!
SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 106