A Guide to the T. C. Neel Letter, 1861
Born in Sparta, Georgia, T. C. Neel (1825-1863) moved to Ellis County, Texas, in 1855 with his family and slaves where Neel signed the Texas Articles of Secession and served as a member of both the Texas House and Senate. During the Civil War he supported the Confederacy with money and supplies as well as serving in the government.
Composed of a Photostat letter, the T. C. Neel Letter, 1861, chronicles Neel’s opinions on the Civil War. Written from Austin to his wife, Willia Latimer Neel, the letter discusses the Confederacy’s prospects in the war, the indomitable spirit of the South, and economic matters.
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T. C. Neel Letter, 1861, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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