Thomas L. Evans

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In this letter to his sister mother, Evans writes that the Confederate forces sent a messenger to the Union command who entered the Union camp blindfolded. The messenger was sent to begin the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg. On an addition to the letter on July 4, Evens writes of the official surrender and his joy over completing the siege of Vicksburg.

A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.

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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_13_18630703)



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