William S. Tippett Letter, 1864 (Ms2013-060)

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William S. Tippett Letter, 1864 (Ms2013-060)


The collection consists of a single letter from Sgt William S. Tippett to his wife, Maggie. Written from a parole camp in Annapolis, Maryland, the letter opens with Tippett's comments on news from home. A majority of the letter, however,details his stay in Belle Island prison (Richmond) from September 1863 until early March 1864. In particular, he describes the food (or lack of) and the poor conditions.


Access Rights

Collection is open to research.



Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: William S. Tippett Letters, Ms2013-060, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.


Tippett, William S., “William S. Tippett Letter, 1864 (Ms2013-060),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed October 4, 2023, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/AmericanCivilWar/Ms2013_060_TippettWilliam.