In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about uncertainty regarding the destination of his regiment as they move by boat upstream toward Memphis. According to Evans, there are only 300 healthy men in his regiment, many are sick with measles and other illnesses. The regiment is to transfer sick soldiers to another boat that night.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from on board the Hiawatha, January 8, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 36.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_08_18630108)