Monday, December 12, 2016

Diary of Brigadier-General William F. Bartlett: Saturday, August 27, 1864

Of course awake at daylight. Reached Burkesville Junction shortly after, where we lay in the sun all one day, en route to Danville. Reach Richmond at nine. In Richmond at last. Saw Ould. To go North by first flag truce boat!! I wish they knew it at home this night. Meantime I go to “Libby,” and here I am in Libby Prison Hospital, rather comfortably off. Sedgwick, Twentieth, here. I shall sleep to-night after last night's experience. How can I be grateful enough to God for his great mercy.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 131

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