In this letter to his father, Evans writes about the movement of troops up the Mississippi River to a landing below Carthage, Mississippi. He talks about boats running a blockade and 6 of 7 making it through. He also discusses their supplies and the Union force in terms of gunboats and number of troops.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother from Perkens Plantation, April 27, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 61.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_17_18630503)