In this letter to his father, Evans writes about his regiment's move upriver, soldiers collecting boards from nearby buildings in order to lay a makeshift floor in their tents, the near completion of the canal, and the improving health of the soldiers. He also provides his opinion of Confederate sympathizers in Ohio and his wish for Union victory and the war to be over.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his parents from Milliken's Bend, March 14, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 50.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_05_18630314)