In this letter to his brother, Evans writes that Confederate forces have retreated from Jackson, Mississippi and his hopeful feelings based on news in the east. In an addition dated July 26, Evans describes activities around Jackson to destroy Confederate railroads, his ill health, and the trip back to Vicksburg.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother from battlefield Vicksburg, July 19, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 78.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_05_15_18630719)