Once he had been named as surgeon of his Confederate Civil War regiment, Dr. Tom Grayson found his “medical charge of four hundred men is no easy berth,” he told his wife, Carrie, in a letter.

He explained that in addition to this responsibility, he had the duties of reports, communications, requisitions and other paperwork to deal with on a day-to-day basis, and in exact form, lest it be returned with a reprimand.

Marie Beth Jones is a member and former chairwoman of the Brazoria County Historical Commission. Contact her at 979-849-5467 or 1mbjones@nwcable.net.

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