Letter from 2nd Lieutenant Allen White Tiffany of Company H, Ninth Minnesota, while a Confederate prisoner-of-war about the hope of prisoner exchange – August 20, 1864Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Letter from 2nd Lieutenant Allen White Tiffany of Company H, Ninth Minnesota, while a Confederate prisoner-of-war in Charleston, South Carolina, about the hope of prisoner exchange.
Charleston S.C. Aug 20th 1864
My Dear wife
I wrote to you one week ago. I wonder if you have received it & will get this. I am still a prisioner of war here, I get along with my captivity remarkably well I do think, well all the time, I scarcely can tell how I keep so, but I do[.] “A speedy prospect of exchange” I just hear[.] I hope so, I wonder how you get along[.] well I hope all[.] I will see you this Fall I think without a doubt my life spared[.] some of the officers here are sick no general complaint[.] It is quite warm, we have salt water for bathing which I like[.] I hear there is to be a draft in the North in Sep. May Mr Burton be spared[.] if he has to go I will come & take his place. does your wood still last? I have not heard from[g] you since the the last of May[.] I cannot write much not on one page. Expect to go North before your letter reaches me[.] All is well, let that suffice[.] A W Tiffany
Citation: August 20, 1864. Letter from Allen White Tiffany. Lieutenant A. W. Tiffany letters. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2776]