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