In this letter to his brother, Evans writes about muddy conditions and that the mud is of the consistency to create brick. He writes that they have to march 20 to 30 miles toward Carthage and the Union gunboats heading toward Vicksburg.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother from Milliken's Bend, April 13, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 57.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_13_18630416)