[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

Description:

Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that he despaired of receiving another letter from her after waiting a month between letters. David describes what they had to leave behind when the order to move out came. He also lists what he took with him. He recounts the meeting with his mother when he returned to her home after moving to Texas. He remarks that for once she hand nothing to say. He tells Clara he raced her mare. He appreciates the hat she gave him. He explains about the care of peach trees. He also says that he thinks it would be best to allow a slave, Rhett, to marry her beau. He ends the letter by sending his love to her and the children.

Creator(s): Fentress, David
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1863- 03-29  
Partner(s):
UNT Archives
Collection(s):
The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
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Date(s):
  • Creation: 1863- 03-29
Coverage:
Place
United States - Arkansas - Pulaski County - Little Rock
Place
United States - Texas - Williamson County - Georgetown
Era
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876
Date
1863~  
Description:

Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that he despaired of receiving another letter from her after waiting a month between letters. David describes what they had to leave behind when the order to move out came. He also lists what he took with him. He recounts the meeting with his mother when he returned to her home after moving to Texas. He remarks that for once she hand nothing to say. He tells Clara he raced her mare. He appreciates the hat she gave him. He explains about the care of peach trees. He also says that he thinks it would be best to allow a slave, Rhett, to marry her beau. He ends the letter by sending his love to her and the children.

Physical Description:

[4]p. ; h 24 x w 37 in cm.

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Keyword(s): pipes | mess kits | medicine | Bakersville, Arkansas
Contributor(s):
Series Title: The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969
Partner:
UNT Archives
Collection:
The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
Relation (has-version): [Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863] DWF_oversized_94-041 , ark:/67531/metapth182733
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: HM.4
  • OCLC: 29439240 |
  • UNTCAT: b1043784 |
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: DWF_oversized_94-041
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth160330
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text