Caleb Franklin Tuffs was a Union Soldier in the Massachusetts 27th Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. On May 16, 1864 with 248 soldiers of his regiment he was captured by Confederate Forces during the Battle of Drury's Bluff on the James River seven miles below Richmond, Virgina. He was a prisoner in four Confederate Prisons for the next seven months and was paroled on December 16, 1864 one of the 121 survivors of his unit of 248. Caleb was discharged in June of 1865 and returned to live with his parents in Westhampton, Massachusetts. Caleb is the author's great-great-great uncle and for a time lived with his niece Julia (Tufts) Porter, her husband Wilbur, my mother Evelyn (Porter) Gore and her siblings. Caleb died in his 79th year in January 1919.
This is the story of what Caleb and his fellow soldiers endured during their imprisonment and their efforts to survive.
The author lives in Delmar, New York with his wife, and their two dogs, Sadie and Jake.