In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about spring and its many sounds and animals, including birds and mosquitoes. He also writes of an abandoned house where his picket unit takes shelter and speculates who used to live there and whether the war is worth the disruption of lives. He concludes that a victory over the Confederacy and the oppression of slaves would help bind the nation back together. He also writes about the health of his unit including a soldier he believes to be sick from a vaccination.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from Milliken's Bend, March 20, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 52.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_07_18630320)