In this letter to his brother, Evans describes the peninsula overlooking Matagorda Bay to be 40 to 50 miles long, a sheep herder whose flock is being eaten by Union troops, and the positive disposition of those troops. He writes that the weather and beach are pleasant and about the racket made by the various regimental bands.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his brother from Point of Matagorda Peninsula, Texas, December 23, 1863" (1863). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 102.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_07_09_18631223)