In this letter to his mother, Evans writes how beautiful the scenery would be if not for the sights and sounds of the war. Despite his distaste for the violence, he states his belief in the war's necessity. He states he is thankful that his current duties are not terribly dangerous and that his health is good, as indicated by the fact that he is relatively heavy.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his mother from Milliken's Bend, March 25, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 54.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_10_18630329)