In this letter to his parents, Evans writes about the return of Lieutenant Cline and canal being dug on the Louisiana side of the Mississippi from Vicksburg to help Union boats avoid Confederate gunfire. He also describes the Confederate fortifications around Vicksburg, the cost of food, and expectations that he will get paid. In the postscript, he asks for papers and news, particularly news about legislation regarding conscription laws.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother from Youngs Point, March 3, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 49.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_04_04_18630304)