In this letter to his parents, Evans writes about fighting along the White and Arkansas Rivers. He also describes the death of a soldier named Jessy Perry due to measles. He concludes the letter saying that he thinks that his regiment is headed back to Vicksburg.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his parents from on board steamboat Louisiana, January 13, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 38.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_10_18630116)