In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about efforts to fortify the levee protecting his camp from the Mississippi River. He mentions he has a cold, the illnesses of others in his unit and the inclement weather and attempts to stay warm.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from Youngs Point, February 3, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence and Diary. 42.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_14_18630203)