Thomas L. Evans

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In this letter to his brother, Evans writes about performing picket duty and a plantation he and other troops visited. He describes how most of the slaves from the plantation had escaped, either joining the Union army or working on fortifications in a nearby town. He also recounts a conversation between the plantation owner and Solomon his slave concerning why the slaves valued their freedom.

A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.

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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_01_18621209)



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