Monday, January 2, 2017

Diary of Brigadier-General William F. Bartlett: Saturday, September 10, 1864

(August 23. What wouldn't I give for the promise that I should be at Saratoga with uncle and aunt by this date! Nous verrons. I shall probably be in Columbia, S. C.) If I had only got away when I started, the above wish might have been fulfilled! It is too late, even if I go Monday. The boat is up; no particulars. I hope I may get off, but hardly expect it. Arthur is coming down from up stairs to-day.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 135

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