In this letter to his brother, Evans writes that the healthy members of his regiment left by boat to some destination unknown to Evans. Evans stayed behind with the ill soldiers and notes a case of typhoid diagnosed in camp. He also describes a heavy thunderstorm and sounds of gunfire below the camp.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his Mother from Youngs Point, February 15, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence and Diary. 44.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_03_16_18630215)