In this letter to his father, Evans writes about his unit's march from Franklin, Louisiana to Alexandria, Louisiana, which, according to Evans, they performed with ease and regularity. He also refers to General Smith's capture of hundreds of Confederate troops from the Red River campaign and his illness, for which he took quinine. He ends the letter with an affirmation of his faith in what he sees as the Union cause.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his father from Natchitoches, Louisiana, April 2, 1864" (1864). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 113.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_08_06_18640402)