In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about his observations of the Vicksburg siege. He describes a plan to dig a canal to provide a waterway further away from Confederate defenses. He also writes about picket duty and his optimism for the Union chances of winning the war.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his parents from Youngs Point, January 26, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence and Diary. 41.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_13_18630126)