In this letter to his parents, Evans writes about illness amongst his regiment, including two deaths resulting from fever and diarrhea. He also talks about measles among his unit. He also notes that he is headed toward Vicksburg and a warm spell following a period of snow and ice.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his parents from on board steamboat Louisiana near the Yazoo River, January 22, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence and Diary. 39.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_11_18630122)