In this letter to his brother, Evans writes that his unit is expected to head to the Rio Grande in days and that he hopes the sooner his unit gets to Texas, the sooner he would be home. He also writes that plums and blackberries are in season, which has made for a diet consisting largely of pies. He concludes by mentioning a memorable sermon by a Dr. Newman from New Orleans.
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 near Mobile, June 1, 1865" (1865). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 143.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_10_12_18650617)