Thursday, January 26, 2017

Diary of Brigadier-General William F. Bartlett: Sunday, September 25, 1864

Major Mulford tells me mother is at Baltimore. Father has been down to Fortress Monroe. I was exchanged early in August, and to think how near I came to never being exchanged I Arrive at Fortress Monroe half past five; tug comes out. Is General Bartlett on board? Yes, from fifty voices, and I am carried over the side and meet Charles Manning1 on board Adelaide; hear all the news from Charlie. Good bed, etc.; talk late.

1 His brother-in-law.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 143-4

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