In this letter to his family, Evans writes about his capture by Confederate forces and his experience en route to Camp Ford and inside the actual prison camp. He states that he is living in a cabin with six other prisoners, is very healthy, and that he had $100 when captured that he is able to use to improve his conditions.
A typed transcript follows the original handwritten letter in this digital file.
Evans, Thomas L., "Thomas L. Evans letter to his family from Camp Ford near Tyler, Texas, July 6, 1864" (1864). Thomas L. Evans Civil War Correspondence. 120.
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Thomas L. Evans Papers (SPC-972-0007_08_13_18640706)