In this letter to his father, Evans writes describes the batteries defending Vicksburg along the Mississippi River and expresses surprise that Union ships made it past them. He also summarizes three failed plans to invade Vicksburg. He writes that they are still to proceed to Natchez and his confidence in Union leadership.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his father from Vicksburg, August 9, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 83.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_06_02_18630809)