In this letter to his father, Evans writes about his travels after landing in Algiers, Louisiana toward Brashere City on cattle cars, which Evans estimates is 90 miles away. He describes how they slept on the car and that his company is in good health. In his postscript, he writes that he can buy oysters at ten cents a dozen.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his father from Camp 96 O.V.I. , October 4, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 91.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_06_15_18631004)