In this letter to his sister, Evans writes of the rainy weather and that his unit is to build a fort on the Tom Bigby (Tombigbee) River near Mount Vernon, Alabama. He also reports of Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and how he hopes the battles will end.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from McIntosh Bluffs, Alabama, April 28, 1865" (1865). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 137.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_10_06_18650428)