In this letter to his mother, Evans writes about how little there was to be done in recent days. He describes his belief that the Union's cause is just and his understanding that many wish for peace. He also describes the position of Union soldiers surrounding Vicksburg.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his mother from battlefield near Vicksburg, June 16, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 71.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_08_18630616)