Military and family activities around Cornith, Mississippi, on the eve of Beauregard's evacuation of the railroad center after a month-long campaign against Halleck following the Shiloh Campaign, as observed by Lydia hay in a long autograph letter, signed 1 June 1862, to a brother.

Folio 4-pages approximately 2000 words. An impassioned mixture of rumor and fact (e.g., Hay claims that General Price's men killed eight or ten thousand Yankees in a great battle, although it was really just a minor skirmish with monor casualties); she also reports on prisoner exchanges, yellow fever in North Carolina, news from a brother captured at Fort Donelson, and from another one in service in Virginia. Contempt for the enemy pervades the letter: Gen. Polk had our house for his headquarters and if a Yank is ever to put foot in it I have rather it was burned." Two sisters have appended family sentiments, filling every available space on the paper. Item #47529

Accompanied by a typed transcription. Folded, but very good and quite legible.

Price: $600.00

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