In this letter to his brother, Evans writes that he landed in Algiers, Louisiana and rode by railcar to Berwick, Louisiana. He also describes the cherry and apple orchards in bloom. Evans notes that there is a Union cavalry unit nearby and that he does not expect to be engaged by Confederate soldiers. He writes about his pleasant surroundings and how he wishes he had more time to write.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother from Berwich City (Berwick), Louisiana, March 6, 1864" (1864). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 111.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_08_04_18640306)