In this letter to his brother Josh, Evans writes about Sunday service and the surrender of general Richard Taylor in Alabama. He also describes a book he recently read that promotes temperance and expresses his beliefs about the ills of alcohol consumption. In an addition to the letter dated May 10, Evans states that his unit moved to Mobile, sailing down the Mobile River on a Confederate transport.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother Josh from McIntosh Bluffs, Alabama, May 7, 1865" (1865). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 138.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_10_07_18650507)