In this letter to his father, Evans writes that his unit is getting ready to board a boat to land near New Orleans. He also writes that he is recovering from an illness and discusses the explosion of a Union ammunition boat.
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 23, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 86.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_06_07_18630818)