In this letter to his sister, Evans writes about the rains near Vicksburg, that his unit occupies the same position, that it has been relatively quiet, and that illness is spreading among Union soldiers. He also writes that they have beds made of cane that are constructed by placing forks into the ground to elevate the bed and placing boards to support the soldier.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from camp near Vicksburg, June 11, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 69.
For permission to publish, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections (509) 359-2475 or email email@example.com. Ordering information may also be found at https://www.ewu.edu/library/ewu-archives-special-collections/.
This document is likely in the public domain.
Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_06_18630611)