In this letter to his father, Evans writes that his unit is still guarding the Union camp in Perkens Plantation as other Union forces attack Vicksburg. He writes of the warm weather and the blackberries that are abundant near the camp. He writes of "the Captain" who is visiting the ill and wounded and that the Union has had difficulty taking the bluffs and hills that surround Vicksburg.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his father from Perkens Plantation, May 20, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 66.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_03_18630520)