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38th Indiana Infantry - John Hunt Morgan Raid

Item LTR-10340
August 2, 1863 Enoch W. Evans
Price: $245.00


Original Civil War soldier's letter. 3 pages, written in period ink.

August 2nd 1863

Camp near Cowan’s Station, Tennessee

Dear Brother and Sister,

Time affords me the pleasure of writing you a few lines in answer to yours of the ult. Which came to hand in due time. I was very glad to hear from you. I am still in very good health and hope this will find you the same.

Well, Henry, I suppose that you have been paroled. But as Governor Morton does not approve of such paroles, that you will go back to your company as before. I was glad to hear that my friends turned out as well as they did and to hear that they all got out safe. But this is the place to keep from being paroled. For when the Rebs capture one of us, they have to take us with them. For the paroles will not be recognized unless they are taken to one of the strongholds. I would like to have been there and to have seen some of the old citizens scratch their head when General Morgan asked them to bring out their horses. I guess that Levi thinks it would not pay to be in the service for twelve months and then go home and be paroled.

Well, I haven’t much to write this time. The boys are all well. I don’t think that we will stay here long. I think that the next move we make we will go over the mountains. Well, I must close by asking you to write soon and often.

Yours, etc.,

E. W. Evans

To Henry L. and Sarah J. Wolfe