In this letter to his brother, Evans writes about visiting Fort Pickering near Memphis with his colleagues. He describes fortifications called breastworks. He also mentions visits by Doc Henderson and E. Turner, his belief that he will be paid soon, the probable death of Aquilla Turner, and the arrival of General Sherman's regiments.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his Brother from Camp Elmwood, December 11, 1862" (1862). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence and Diary. 30.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_02_18621211)