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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, May 26, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 26, 1864]

Date: 1864-05-26/1864-05-30
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara to give her information on where to send her letters to him. He also gives news on the categories of soldiers that are being granted furloughs. There is a note on the back, dated May 30, that gives an update on his health and news of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. May 29, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. May 29, 1865]

Date: May 29, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara. He states that he is copying all his notes. He also received a present of a pound of butter. Most of the letter is faded and is difficult to read
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 30, 1865]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 30, 1865]

Date: May 30, 1865
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which lists the items he has sent her. He also sends and toothbrush as well as instructions on keeping her teeth polished. He states he has sold 3 cords of wood for $5.00 a cord. He has not purchased olive oil because it is so expensive.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, November 12, 1862]

Date: November 12, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara detailing the process and difficulties of sending mail; the winter weather; illness in another company; his duties as a physician and schedule; how to care for sheep with scab; his personal health and a declaration of love for his wife and children.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 3, 1863]

Date: September 3, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter written by David Fentress to his wife Clara seeking to reassure her about his recovering health. He updates her on the sickness among the troops. He also comments on the dispirited populace and troops since the fall of Vicksburg.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, September 4, 1863]

Date: September 4, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that Mr. J. H. Hodges would be returning home to collect clothing for his company. He gives updates on the war; his health; and the health of his fellow soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, August 4, 1863]

Date: August 4, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his sickness, how he is out of medicine but improvising to heal sick; going to move to new location to help with sickness. Tells her about the news of the war and politics. Believes end of war is close and England and France will recognize south as separate. Tells his opinion on Lincoln and the exemption fees. He received a commission. Also that men will go back to Texas to get more clothing, how to send clothing to him, telling her to help Aunt Mary with dying pants, he also offers advice on the agriculture at home- cattle, horses, and her father’s crops.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]

Date: June 2, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the situation at home (the peach orchard, spinning, and a spinning wheel), how to send letters to him, his experience in the army (his need for more clothing, his health, what food the unit is eating, and statistics of his unit), and war news.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 7, 1864]

Date: June 7, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding his health, health of the unit, which he sends many soldiers to hospitals with guards. He mentions how the weather is not helping people get better and gives his wife advice on agriculture. He also mentions his wish for the end of the war.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 14, 1864]

[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 14, 1864]

Date: June 14, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the weather in Texas and Louisiana. He need for more clothes and he expresses his appreciation of all the work Clara is doing for him and the Army.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives