In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about the deaths and illnesses, including that John Blake from "milk sickness" and his regards for Louize. He also sends word about developments in the Vicksburg campaign including the movement of Sherman's troops into the area. He expresses sympathy for his sister over the fact that "teaching is so low".
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from Milliken's Bend, April 5, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 56.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_12_18630415)