Harris, Lieut. William C., Prison-Life in the Tobacco Warehouse at
Richmond. By a Ball's Bluff Prisoner. Philadelphia: George W. Childs,
THESE sketches were written to lessen the tedium of my lengthy imprisonment;
and if they serve to recall to my prison-companions the scenes enacted in the
old Warehouse, and enlist the interest and sympathies of the reader, they will
have accomplished all that is desired by the publication of them.
With the exception of "Homeward Bound," they were all written
within prison-walls, and brought to the North sewn securely in the lining of an
I confidently trust to my brother-officers for their testimony as to the
fidelity of description of our "domestic economy," and the accuracy of
detail in the varied incidents of our prison-life in the Tobacco Warehouse.
W. C. H.
Philadelphia, March 25, 1862.
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