Thomas L. Evans

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In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about the rains near Vicksburg, that his unit occupies the same position, that it has been relatively quiet, and that illness is spreading among Union soldiers. He also writes that they have beds made of cane that are constructed by placing forks into the ground to elevate the bed and placing boards to support the soldier.

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

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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_06_18630611)



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