r — was sold by prisoners to each other for five cents per glass.
Every few yards there was a beer stand.
Beer was drank in the place of water — the latter article being very warm, and at times very brackish.
While at Fort Delaware we were kept on the rack by alternate hope and disappointment.
Rumors, that never came to anything, of an immediate general exchange, were every day occurrences.
On the 20th of August, 1864, six hundred of us were selected and sent to Morris' Island, in Charleston harbor, to be placed under the fire of our own batteries.
We were in high spirits at starting, for we firmly believed .we were soon to be exchanged for a like number of the enemy in Charleston, In some instances men gave their gold watches to some of the lucky ones, as they were termed, to be allowed to go in their places.
On the evening of the 20th we were all (600) stowed away between decks of the steamer Crescent.
Bunks had been fixed up for us. They were arranged in three tiers along t