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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 his wife Clara, July 12, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 12, 1863]

Date: July 12, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara informing her of his improving health; the continuing problems of sickness among the troops; the movement of the troops; a description of how his wife can treat a problem with her face; and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 18, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, July 18, 1863]

Date: July 18, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he tries to set the record straight on his relationships with other women before their marriage. He was also concerned about the corn crop and the state of the garden. He writes down what he has read about President Lincoln's recently published proclamation that would take freed slaves and allow them to fight in the northern army (possibly the Emancipation Proclamation).
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 19, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 19, 1864]

Date: June 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara that informs her that his Brigade is being sent back to Texas by detachments. He says that he will try to obtain a furlough once he reaches Houston, Texas, so that he can see her, the children, and pick up some books.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 23, 1863]

Date: June 23, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing his ill health. He remarks that he has had no letter from her, yet hopes to hear from her before the end of the war. Included in the letter are remarks on troop movements; a request for a photograph; talk of good crops; family updates; and the weather.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, June 30, 1863]

Date: June 30, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara declaring his love and stating the importance of communication between them. He includes news of his health; troop locations and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

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

Date: 1863- 03-29
Creator: Fentress, David
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 31, 1862]

Date: March 31, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he sends news of arriving at Camp Terry, near Austin, Texas. He describes his housing conditions, the items that were purchased and their three week supply of provisions. He also updates her on his health. He asks that her father bring her to the camp to visit him.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 7, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 7, 1865]

Date: May 7, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding her wool, his cold, and the losses of their peach trees and grapes. He requests that she send bucket butter at the first opportunity.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1864]

Date: May 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he recounts his participation in a battle that took place before May 19, 1864. He writes about the successes and set backs. He writes of the soldiers killed, wounded and missing. He says that some of the soldiers who died were accused of smelling of Louisiana rum. He ends the letter with news of his health and the health of friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1865]

Date: May 19, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara giving her a description of a tree that came down in a storm. He states that he has purchased books for the children. He also gives an update on his family's correspondence and that the bonds had not yet arrived.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives