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

Description:

Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.

Creator(s): Fentress, David
Location(s):
Creation Date: August 15, 1863
Partner(s):
UNT Archives
Collection(s):
The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
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Date(s):
  • Creation: August 15, 1863
  • Creation: August 17, 1863
  • Creation: August 18, 1863
Coverage:
Place
United States - Mississippi - Warren County - Vicksburg
Place
United States - South Carolina - Charleston County - Charleston
Place
United States - Virginia - Richmond Independent City - Richmond
Place
United States - Arkansas - Jefferson County - Pine Bluff
Era
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876
Date
1863~  
Description:

Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.

Physical Description:

[4]p.; h 25 x w 38 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): fevers | yankees | gun boat
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, August 1863] DWF_oversized_94-043 , ark:/67531/metapth182735
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: HM.4
  • OCLC: 29439240 |
  • UNTCAT: b1043784 |
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: DWF_oversized_94-043
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth160332
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text