Monday, December 19, 2016

Diary of Brigadier-General William F. Bartlett: Wednesday, August 31, 1864

The boat is here. We shall go tomorrow I expect. To-day the steward brought me a note from Arthur, who is up stairs. I sent to Major Turner, asking to let him come down. I had no idea he was here. Everybody is anxious to-night, hoping it may be his turn to-morrow. I shall leave Arthur everything that I can. I trust this is my last night in this horrible place. I want to be in Baltimore by Sunday. Home and Saratoga by week after. A week at Saratoga would do me more good than all the medicine in the world.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 133

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