In this letter to his parents, Evans expresses joy over the surrender of General Kirby Smith, which for Evans surrender of last large organized unit of the Confederate Army. He also claims that his faith in the ultimate success of Union forces remained constant and states that soldiers in his unit are getting impatient to return home, a task which Evans believes will take some time to organize.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his parents from camp 96th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, May 27, 1865" (1865). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 141.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_10_10_18650527)