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 Serial/Series Title: The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, July 8,1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to Clara, July 8,1864]

Date: 1864-07-08~
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding war news and concern for her finances. He asks about the cane crops and talks about buying a horse.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Date: July 21, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his aunt in which he catches up on family news and comments on the daughter he has not yet met. He says that he sent a prescription to his wife to help heal her facial problem. He says he told William Berry of his son's death. Then he recounts speculation on Clara Berry's association with Dr. Van Dorn. He notes that a plantation house has been turned into a hospital and that one third of his men are sick.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865]

Date: April 10, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 10, 1865. The letter is extremely faded and can no longer be read.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 16, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, April 16, 1865]

Date: April 16, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. The writing is very faded and difficult to read. At one point he seems to be discussing slavery.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 7, 1863]

Date: August 7, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara requesting that she look after the orchard, plant grapes, and care for the garden. He states his interest in teaching his daughters how to garden and "kitchen education" before other branches of learning. He describes his health and says that he has not lost any of his sick soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 9, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 9, 1863]

Date: August 9, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which tells her how often he has been receiving mail from her; troop movements and his speculation on what the Northern Army will do; how the populace is treated when the U. S. Army moves into their territory; illness among the men; his health; and seeds for his garden.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 16, 1864]

Date: August 16, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara was written while he was on the march in Louisiana. He describes the troops that are gathered and speculates on the purpose of their movements. He mentions that he has been invited to dine with Captain McDavid.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 25, 1864]

Date: August 25, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he states how upset he is that he has not heard form her since June. He recounts a bad dream he had. He updates her on his effort to gain a leave of absence and a transfer. He also describes his health.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 28, 1863]

Date: August 28, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing the toll that sickness has taken on the Confederate troops; troop movements; demoralized troops deserting and going home; his personal health; and comments on family news.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 30, 1864]

Date: August 30, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the difficulties he faces applying for a transfer and/or a leave of absence. He states that he has 110 men in hospitals. Dr. Fentress's brigade is to march to Arkansas and only waits for Hardeman's Brigade to arrive. He also states that his men look forward to leaving Louisiana and moving to Arkansas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives