In this letter to his sister, Evans writes that Union forces are beginning their assault on a line of forts on hills. He also describes Confederate prisoners and expressing that he would trade rations for not being shot at.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from battlefield near Vicksburg, June 21, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 72.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_09_18630621)