Sunday, December 25, 2016

Diary of Brigadier-General William F. Bartlett: Sunday, September 4, 1864

Cloudy, dull day. Morning, read the service from eleven to twelve. I wish I could look in on them at home to-day. I hope they have got some of my letters, and have got the horses home. To-day I was to have been in Baltimore and comfort and freedom, but here I am still in misery, a prisoner. I have so much to be grateful for, it would be base to murmur at my lot. How much worse it might have been! Not so well to-day. No exercise, no out of doors, is beginning to tell.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 134

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