In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about the chaos of war he has witnessed to date. He expresses concern for his grandmother's health. He describes the assault of Vicksburg by water, including the use of hay bales to protect gun boats and the destruction of the Confederate boat Henry Clay.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from Homes Plantation, April 19, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 59.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_15_18630422)