In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about a walk he took that reminds him of his childhood. He writes about his wish for peace, but his belief that peace must be fought for. Evans also notes that the weather in Louisiana remains warm compared to other places in the country. In a portion of the letter dated November 24, Evans writes reinforcements and the capture of over one hundred Confederate troops. Evans, however, notes the small size of his brigade due a previous Confederate raid.
The typed transcript that follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file does not include the section from November 24.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister Lib from New Iberia, Louisiana , November 18, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 96.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_07_01_18631118)