Thomas L. Evans

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In this letter to his sister, Evans writes that his regiment is preparing to travel to Vicksburg by boat along with thousand of other soldiers. He refers to a retreat by General Burnside and fears a prolonged war. In an addition to the letter written in the evening, he writes that his regiment is about to board a steamboat called the Hiawatha for Vicksburg and fears that a few of his comrades are near death. He notes 50 to 60 boats will carry troops toward Vicksburg and believes the sight will be "grand".

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

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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_03_18621220)



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