In this letter to his sister, Evans writes that his unit is getting ready to garrison the Union stronghold near Grand Gulf, Mississippi. He writes that the advanced Union units, among them the 16th and 42nd Ohio, have experienced many loses and that some Confederate soldiers were surprised the Union attacked where they did. He also writes that Aunt Eliza informed him that his grandfather died.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from Perkens Plantation, May 7, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 64.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_20_18630507)