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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Serial/Series Title: The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]

Date: January 15, 1864
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her family regarding the loss of a package of letters that were being brought to her by Captain Hawood and her worries because she has not heard from her son David. Her area has not experience raids for several months, but she expects that to change. She writes about the taking of "Savanah" (Savannah, Georgia). She says that the former slaves continue to leave to join up with the Yankees. She sends an update on family and friends, where they are, what they are doing and their health.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]

Date: April 29, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to her son describing the health of family members; the courtship of William and the widow Polk; her social life and the activities of her church; home repair and her need for a new well; Buster Belcher's denial in the sending an "impudent Valentine" and how rudely Kate has treated him. She requests information on his prospect for a good crop and "for making an easy living out there."
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]

Date: August 4, 1869
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, detailing local activities in Bolivar, Tennessee including information about crops, local marriages, and the management of the John Fentress Estate. In addition she mentions various people's children and how they are growing up.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

Date: August 23, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to pray regularly and to write her more regularly. She updates David on local events, including the effects of the war on the local slaves, as well as casualties.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, December 4, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, December 4, 1865]

Date: December 4, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress urging him to raise godly children and to pursue a life of piety. She also updates him on the lives of family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]

Date: February 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]

Date: February 4, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to move home for the sake of his family. She also updates him on local life, telling him of improvements that have been made in the town and business. In addition, to gives him updates on family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

Date: February 14, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]

Date: February 27, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]

Date: October 26, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress inquiring about the purchase of a Mare and discussing the travel arrangements of his Uncle. She mentions that his uncle is ill, and also inquires about his housing accommodations, in case she should decide to come visit him. Towards the end of the letter she mentions that she is making dresses for a baby and sleeves for David's wife, Clara.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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