In this letter to his sister Sallie, Evans writes that Union forces are digging tunnels toward Confederate forts with the intent of blowing them up. He describes ambivalence about actually moving into Vicksburg due to Confederate resistance and his hopes that there will be a cease fire on July 4 so all can celebrate.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his sister from battlefield Vicksburg, July 1, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 75.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_12_18630701)