In this letter to his brother, Evans writes that the soldiers in his unit have taken to playing the fiddle and dancing to break the monotony and that the order to travel to Texas have been renewed. He writes they will start in Brownsville, Texas. In response to his brother's desire to be a soldier, Evans states that he himself does not soldier for its own sake and hopes his brother does not have to enter the military.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother from camp 96th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, June 1, 1865" (1865). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 142.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_10_11_18650601)