In this letter, Evans describes the actions of his brigade of roughly 4000 soldiers near Dallas, Mississippi. Specifically, he writes that Union troops destroyed railroads, cotton, and corn in the region. He also writes of his Christmas meal of dry crackers and fat meet, and of his tired feet.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his family from on board the Hiawatha, December 28, 1862" (1862). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 33.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_05_18621228)